November 12, 2013 @ 09:06 PM
beck0n

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what gear ratios do you guys ride. not sure what to go for, bearing in mind I live in a REALLY hilly city.
my preferred street ratio is 48x17.   if you're skidding it gives you 17 skid patches.

46x17 wouldn't be a bad ratio either if you're climbing hills on the regular.

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November 24, 2013 @ 09:22 PM
rekuso

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Location: nyc

does anyone own the unkwn lv1 frame? is it worth $150?

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December 3, 2013 @ 03:28 PM
subform

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Location: Groningen, The Nethe...

does anyone own the unkwn lv1 frame? is it worth $150?
Yes! We have them in store at http://www.sir-pete.com. It's worth it. Price-quality is really good imo. PM me if you need more info!

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December 16, 2013 @ 03:54 AM
rekuso

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Join Date: Jan 2011

Location: nyc

what's the best gear ratio for riding in the city? preferably manhattan? 
i ordered the 'windsor hour' off bikesdirect and it should come tomorrow
but the only issue is that the cog is 16t and i've read that riding 48x16 could be hard

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December 16, 2013 @ 05:49 AM
beck0n

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what's the best gear ratio for riding in the city? preferably manhattan? 
i ordered the 'windsor hour' off bikesdirect and it should come tomorrow
but the only issue is that the cog is 16t and i've read that riding 48x16 could be hard
gear ratio is highly subjective, but i'd suggest ~75 gear inches for a beginner.  it really depends on personal preference, strength, and riding style, i.e. whether you like to 'spin' at a high cadence or 'mash' a large gear.

here's a chart for reference.  81 GI isn't terribly difficult but it wouldn't be my first choice.
cogs are relatively cheap and easily replaceable. just buy an EAI cog to attain the ratio you want.


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December 16, 2013 @ 06:01 AM
rekuso

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Location: nyc

^thanks for the quick reply my dude!
i'll check out my local bike shop for a 17t cog then if this ratio doesn't work out for me.
they should all be generally cheap right?

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December 16, 2013 @ 06:26 AM
beck0n

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^thanks for the quick reply my dude!
i'll check out my local bike shop for a 17t cog then if this ratio doesn't work out for me.
they should all be generally cheap right?
yeah, wouldn't expect to spend more than $30 on a simple cog (you can get a Dura Ace NJS for that price).

it's worthwhile to note the width of your drivetrain components though.  it'll likely be either 3/32" (commonly found in single-speed freewheel) or 1/8" (track oriented).  can sometimes mix and match widths without issue, but it's generally preferred to have a chainring, chain, and cog with matching widths to minimize lateral 'play' in your drivetrain.

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February 23, 2014 @ 09:25 AM
subform

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Location: Groningen, The Nethe...


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February 23, 2014 @ 07:53 PM
InformalApparel

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Location: Denver, CO



New CC BB

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June 1, 2014 @ 02:39 AM
rekuso

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Location: nyc

whats the best part to upgrade first?
i still have pretty much all stock parts on my windsor except i bought a 17t cog

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July 16, 2014 @ 09:10 PM
Agent_Karol

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Location: Country of Onion

The bull horns are real nice for skidding..

Jordan shoes
Agree
July 17, 2014 @ 05:51 AM
Nigganometry

Post: 77

Join Date: Jul 2013

Location: Beast Coast

whats the best part to upgrade first?
i still have pretty much all stock parts on my windsor except i bought a 17t cog
Crankset

It ain't about the Ralph though, tell your horse chill.

July 18, 2014 @ 01:02 AM
araw at bituin

Post: 2618

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Location: SFxAZ

Seat, handlebars, pedals/ clipless setup should be upgraded first imo. they come in contact with your body so make sure theyre comfortable.

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July 18, 2014 @ 09:14 AM
Nigganometry

Post: 77

Join Date: Jul 2013

Location: Beast Coast

Selling my Kagero soon, any recommendations on what my next frame should be?

It ain't about the Ralph though, tell your horse chill.

July 27, 2014 @ 10:45 AM
subform

Post: 44

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Location: Groningen, The Nethe...

Selling my Kagero soon, any recommendations on what my next frame should be?
Dosnoventa!

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July 27, 2014 @ 10:47 AM
subform

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Location: Groningen, The Nethe...

Omnium + Miche & Pinarello Most Carbon Handlebar

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August 19, 2014 @ 03:54 PM
Agent_Karol

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Location: Country of Onion

Wow! The frame is siiiiick

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