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    I got a singlespeed last year and have really loved it since i began riding it. i run a 32-13 gear combintation and have run into few problems with getting up hills but i was wondering, has anyone tried making a 1x3 or 1x2 i am fast with a singlespeed but i think that having those 2 other options might help me become faster.
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    Even the best riders will have trouble with most hills with the 13 cog. I would first try several different cogs. In PA with light hills I ride 32:16, moderate hills 32:18 and for heavy hills 32:20. Changeover time is about 10min even with the brake adjustment.

    For $3.98ea at Jenson you can experiment to find the right gear and then buy a more expensive cog, but these seem to work fine for me.
    "]http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/CS407Z01 Dimension+Splined+Cog+For+Singlespeed.aspx[/URL]
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    Quote Originally Posted by dickeydoo
    I got a singlespeed last year and have really loved it since i began riding it. i run a 32-13 gear combintation and have run into few problems with getting up hills but i was wondering, has anyone tried making a 1x3 or 1x2 i am fast with a singlespeed but i think that having those 2 other options might help me become faster.
    This is completely possible. It's called "not a singlespeed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    This is completely possible. It's called "not a singlespeed."

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    ive tried other gear combinations and even with a 32 16 im spinning out on the hardest climbs, is there a way i could design a 2 or 3 speed?
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    Just gear it so you have to walk the steepest hills.

    Or do this, but I don't care for it:
    http://www.whiteind.com/singlespeedg...reewheels.html

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    How are you spinning out on hard climbs?

    I like to believe there is a perfect ratio for every individual in every circumstance, even if I can think of several instances where this is not true.

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