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gearing used on SFGP Fillmore hill?(6 posts)

gearing used on SFGP Fillmore hill?Warren128
Oct 1, 2001 2:41 PM
I know this is old news, but I'm trying to get this info for a friend who was out of touch. Anyone out there know what the racers used for gearing on the Fillmore St. hill?

Thanks,

Warren
re: gearing used on SFGP Fillmore hill?Jon
Oct 1, 2001 4:14 PM
From what I read, 12 x 25. Go figure.
re: gearing used on SFGP Fillmore hill?Bil Bikie
Oct 3, 2001 7:20 PM
Huh?

A 12x25??? Does that mean they were using triple chainrings and the inner ring was a 25??? And I assume we're talking about road bikes! And why the severe chain angle...why not the middle ring and a 19 sproket.
Someone explain...please!

Bil
they used a normal doubleclimbo
Oct 4, 2001 5:08 AM
which is a 53 and 39 ring and the cassette was a 9 or 10 speed 12 to 25 teeth sprocket sizes. Fred R. joked that he should have gone up to a 29 as the largest sprocket.
they used a normal doublebigrb
Oct 11, 2001 12:33 PM
I used a 39X25, but I heard of a few with 26's and even 27's. I really wished I had one after a few laps. I think you could go up in 39X23 w/o falling over in training.
re: gearing used on SFGP Fillmore hill?2009_TDF_Winner
Jan 4, 2002 10:03 PM
Apparently none of you were there, well at least not from start to finish like i was. Atop the podium Hincapie said something like, "I knew we would need a 25 today." Just from that you can figure out the gearing. I know everyone racer there had a double chainring. All the DURA-ACE users probably had 53 for the big one and 39 for the small one. The Record users probably had the same. As far as the cassette goes, (you know the smaller chainrings in the back, they are called cogs), the DURA-ACE people probably had a 12-13-14-16-17-19-21-23-25 cog-set. With record you get some extra. Something like a 12-13-14-15-16-17-19-21-23-25. Hopefully this helps all of you genius men in your 30's. As i am only 13 years old. Enjoy.