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Same Gear Ratio - Bigger/Bigger or Smaller/ Smaller (chainring/cog)

Old 04-21-20, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Senrab62 View Post
No need for apologies! We're all here for the same reason. Another reason I advocate so strongly for appropriate gearing is also because I have had ACL reconstruction on both knees due to football injuries. Long term knee health is a huge consideration for me as well.

Spinning is not for everyone, and I am still trying to improve every time I ride. I am extra fat and slow so take my advise with a grain of kosher salt 🤣
I appreciate your forgiveness. I feel the exact same way about long term knee health. I like biking because it's crazy fun. Plus I hate jogging. 🤣💯
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Old 04-21-20, 07:08 PM
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Hey! glad we’re all on the same page now! However, my apologies to “sc007” for highjacking his topic. If I recall correctly, he asked bigger bigger or smaller smaller chainring:cog. My answer is this.

sc007, only you will know which is best by trial and error... if you can, buy chainrings in the size you think you can ride. 44, 46, 48, 49 or 50. Change the chainring first.I’d try the 48 With whatever cog you have. Can you start from a standstill comfortably? Or is it a struggle? If it’s a struggle, drop down to the 46 and shorten the chain. How does that combo feel? Good? Cool, stay with that and get strong with that combo. If you’re riding everyday I’ll bet you’ll move up to the 48.

something else to consider... how you ride. Do you have a consistent pace / cadence? Or do you ride fast then coast? I am one to be as consistent in cadence as possible. My believe this makes me a more efficient rider. My longest ride is 30 miles with an average cadence of 78rpm. My goal is to stay in the 78-84rpm zone but travel a bit further per stroke. This can-be done with a larger chainring or smaller cog. As I said earlier, only you will know what works best!

ride on!
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Old 04-21-20, 07:30 PM
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Yeah, apologies sc007.

And good advice HLaudio.
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Hey VS3! Both those bikes look better than good!
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Hey VS3! Here’s a photo of my Steel Horse...
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Hey VS3! Here’s a photo of my Steel Horse...
Thank you! I am feeling your trusty steed as well. Digging the black and gold. Ride safe and be blessed!
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