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Fixed gear(6 posts)

Fixed gearGall
Sep 27, 2001 2:33 PM
hello again ....

i got the fixed gear out today for the first time in a year. this winter i plan on riding it more. while i was riding on the flats i noticed that i was spining at about 85-95. thats with my 13 on. when i have my 17 on i tend to pedal way over 100. these are the only 2 gears that work on my converted mt bike to fixed gear bike .. hey it seems to work// and what a joy to ride. anyhows..

which is the better way to ride a fixed gear; higher or lower rpm's?

thanks again for your help!
The answer is, YES. (NM)MrCelloBoy
Sep 27, 2001 3:20 PM
To go faster, pedal faster, to climb hills, pedal harder.Humma Hah
Sep 27, 2001 4:40 PM
I crank anywhere from about 20 rpm to about 160 rpm. However, I prefer to cruise at 80-100 rpm or so on long rides. Gear the bike for the type of ride. Have some cogs available.
re: Fixed gearjacques
Sep 27, 2001 7:18 PM
Previous post is absolutely right. Mount a gear that makes you spin insanely downhill, grind painfully uphill. For me, in this landsape I inhabit, that's a 70" solitary ride, 75" group ride. If you join a group, always ask if it's OK to ride fixed with them, especially if you're not running any brakes.
If you are race training spin, otherwise cruise. nmMB1
Sep 28, 2001 4:51 AM
what are your goals?nm
Sep 28, 2001 5:03 AM
nm