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    Hope Gear Ratio Help

    Now I did read the FAQ about this and used Sheldon Brown's calculator however I am still a bit puzzled.

    I have a 1997 Trek Mountain Track 800 Sport that is converted to SS now. The gearing is 38:17 I'm using the middle chainring of the front basically and put a new freewheel on the back.

    Well my issue with the calculator is it does not have the ratio option all I can see is Gain Ratio and Gear Inches which to be honest I do not understand call me stupid if you want. So is there another way to figure this out?

    Specs for calulator:
    26x2.0
    160mm (this is a guess for now)
    Chainring: 38
    Cog: 18

    Thanks for any help on this. I have not taken the bike offroad yet I will on Monday to a simple trail as this is my first SS offroad.

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    Reading way too far into it

    38 divided by 17 =2. something
    38 divided by 19 = 2

    If you want a touher gear get a smaller cog, easier pedaling get a bigger cog.

    Dont worry about the other factors out there, just concentrate on your chain ring and cog

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    Here: http://software.bareknucklebrigade.c...it.applet.html plug the numbers in and it gives you everything you'd ever want to know. So easy.
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