Number of fixed / free teeth

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Number of fixed / free teeth

Postby neild » Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:51 pm

Hi, I'm currently running at 46 / 16 freewheel combination on a flip-flop hub and I'm thinking of giving fixed a go.

My question is what would people recommend for size of the fixed cog? I know Sheldon recommends 1 to 2 teeth bigger for the freewheel, ie a fixed cog of 14 or 15, but as I'm just starting out on the fixed path should I go higher / lower / the same?

Thanks.
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Re: Number of fixed / free teeth

Postby brentono » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:29 pm

Same or one lower (17) should do the trick.
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Re: Number of fixed / free teeth

Postby rustychisel » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:04 pm

brentono wrote:Same or one lower (17) should do the trick.
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agreed.

You want to spin, not struggle.

42 x 16
48 x 18
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Re: Number of fixed / free teeth

Postby tallywhacker » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:29 pm

another for the same or lower
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Re: Number of fixed / free teeth

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:04 pm

http://software.bareknucklebrigade.com/ ... pplet.html

Plug all the variables in to this and play around before you buy
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