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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:57 pm 
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You skipped over your pink single speed in this photo ;)


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hi,

I am thinking of converting one of my bikes to ss for commuting, so road and canal tow-paths, what size chain ring and cog would suit? I have read that generally for a mountain bike a ratio of 2:1 is advised but would this be appropriate for commuting or should I be looking at something else?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:12 am 
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It depends on many factors, terrain, fitness, surface, speed you'd want to travel etc.

Tow paths are pretty flat. 2 to 1 is a good start on a MTB but you doing the same journey over and over gives you a perfect choice.

Make a concious effort to keep a current bike in one gear only that suits you, if it doesn't try the same journey in a different gear. Once you've found an ideal count the teeth and use that.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:19 am 
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that is so simple it's brilliant, didn't even occur to me :oops:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:55 am 
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stewlewis wrote:
It depends on many factors, terrain, fitness, surface, speed you'd want to travel etc.

Tow paths are pretty flat. 2 to 1 is a good start on a MTB but you doing the same journey over and over gives you a perfect choice.

Make a concious effort to keep a current bike in one gear only that suits you, if it doesn't try the same journey in a different gear. Once you've found an ideal count the teeth and use that.


I found that REALLY hard. I kept forgetting and changing gear :roll:
I've only just thought about it, but what about taping up your shifters so you can't easily change gear. I think that would help to really simulate SS (if you're as undisciplined as I am).

I just went for it, and although I got the gear wrong on my first attempt, it was MUCH easier than I thought it would be.


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these frames look like simplicity simplified
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