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Juniors...BC
Jul 31, 2002 5:36 AM
What gearing do you use for competiton to meet the 7.93 meter rule of the USCF? And if your gears are too big how do they "block" them?

Thanks
re: Juniors...Bigburlymtnman
Jul 31, 2002 10:10 AM
I run something like a 53 and a 14 or 15, I can't remember. You "block" the gears by tightening a screw on the rear deraileur, preventing it from being able to switch to the bottom gears. I'm not sure what screw it is or how many turns you do it (a friend at a bike shop did mine), but just talk to a bike shop guy and they should know. I don't know if my 53x14 is a correct gear ratio, since it's been so long since I changed them, but if you check out this link at USA cycling online, you'll see the whole chart and it tells you everything about the Jr gear restrictions. Remember: at Nat'ls they don't let you block your gears, you gotta have the correct chain rings/cassette if you wanna race. Hoped that helped!

here's the site:
http://www.usacycling.org/brn/roundup/parser.cgi?FILE=articles/1/articles.43

Tootles,
Chardin