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    Gear ratio question, help satisfy my curiousity.

    Let's say for example you have a 34x18 and you can somehow switch the cog and the chainring around so now you have an 18x34. Does this change anything at all with the force you are applying to the pedals while climbing? It sounds pretty obvious that the answer is no but I'm curious if I'm wrong on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnonymouseTech View Post
    Let's say for example you have a 34x18 and you can somehow switch the cog and the chainring around so now you have an 18x34. Does this change anything at all with the force you are applying to the pedals while climbing? It sounds pretty obvious that the answer is no but I'm curious if I'm wrong on that one.
    Ah woah... What happens if you are riding a geared bike, and to drop into say a 22 tooth chain ring and a 34 tooth cog? Not quite an 18 tooth up front, but it might give you a clue as to how it'll climb...

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    April fools?

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    I'd imagine you could climb straight vertical with that gear ratio!
    SS ==> Nut up or Shut up!

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