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Old 04-17-2017, 11:10 AM   #41 (permalink)
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I still think it's geared too high for even the small hills around here -- you just reminded me I snapped the chain last summer standing on the pedals on one of them.

Combination of raw strength and a 55 year old chain!

I will have to mention that to my nephew. He's more likely than me to use brute force than finesse.

If I had parts on hand, I would have changed the rear gear by now.

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Old 04-19-2017, 11:16 PM   #42 (permalink)
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A 48/19 T combination is common and I have used a 40/19T with a 3 spd hub for stop and go city commuting.

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