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    depends on your leg strength, tire size and terrain/riding you are looking to do.

    42,44 or 48 on the front and pick between 14-19 on the back.
    Last edited by taemo; 08-25-2020 at 01:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipstah View Post
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    What gearing combination do you recommend on a single speed setup around bike paths in the city? It will help me on my MTB single speed build
    I think I run a 38-18 on my cyclocross setup. It allows me to clear COP and ride pathways at 26-27km/h. That would probably be OK for a mountain bike singlespeed setup for pathways, due to more rolling resistance. If you're building a single speed mountain bike setup for trails you'll want to go much easier on gearing. I'm happiest spinning an easy gear, so 30-22 is what I used for the Salty Dog endurance race (6.5? hrs) a few years back, with 29" wheels.
    Best bet is to look at the gearing calc that ercchry posted though. I'm 160lbs, so I don't have as much body weight to push a large gear at low cadence as someone that's 190lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taemo View Post
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    depends on your leg strength, tire size and terrain/riding you are looking to do.

    42,44 or 48 on the front and pick between 14-19 on the back.
    I run 46/17 on mine. Haven't found a hill in the city I can't get up yet.
    Ride up and over nose hill from downtown daily, and have ridden sandy beach / edworthy. Was painful at first though.

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    Sanded down project bike #3 this weekend; 80 grit then 400 grit wet sanding. A little bit more this long weekend and if the weather cooperates, should be ready for painting. Had a parts bike where I salvaged a lot of parts to go with this one but the brake assembly was cracked

    I'm LF for following:

    - 46T front chainring (5 bolt)
    - 18T freewheel cog
    - Saddle
    - Cantilever brake/V-brake assembly and levers

    Meanwhile, project bike #2 is just missing some new tires/wheels which is coming this weekend.

    Project bike #1 got put through the paces yesterday,

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