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    Bicycle efficiency

    I fell on to this article trying to get to the spicer cycles home page. It is old and light on data, but I thought it was interesting.

    http://www.sdearthtimes.com/et1199/et1199s13.html

    Sounds like 52:26 might be worth considering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenfix
    I fell on to this article trying to get to the spicer cycles home page. It is old and light on data, but I thought it was interesting.

    http://www.sdearthtimes.com/et1199/et1199s13.html

    Sounds like 52:26 might be worth considering.
    I have run a 44x26.

    Pedaled great but I kept tweaking the ring on logs.
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    One of the guys I ride with runs 40:22 using a downhill crank on his SS.

    Any opinions on a practical limit to chainring size? I am running a 34 ring now, because that is what I have. Iam sure it is tough to say not knowing what the trails are like around here.

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    Nice

    I've always felt like the bigger gears took more power to turn but they seemed smoother. I'm sure most of this was in my head. But I might try to go from a 34 to 38 and see if I notice anything

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    Except when I am running my 26t FW, I can not use larger than a 38T ring without screwing up the chainline.
    The other "limit" to ring size is the size of the FW/cog. My normal summer gearing is 36x21. I could go to 38x22 but that is about it.
    The 26t FW was done mainly to see if it would work.
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    Been running 44x22 on an SS for a few years now. The main reason was to find a use for my 44t chain ring...

    Cheers,

    Tom

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    My old (2000) Phil Wood hub is spaced so the chain lines up with the outer sprocket position. It also has double-sided freewheel threads.

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