phy2sll2 wrote:Blonde Cyclist wrote:88.2 to 77.8 (doesn't everyone keep their gearing charts to hand?), even bigger than you thought! 88.2 on the road, with hills?! Kudos! That's bigger than my track gearing at the moment (although I'm going to take it up to 90+ as I felt a little undergeared at Newport this weekend!)...
Muchas Gracias for the clarification there!
Built the bike with the track in mind. Thought I remembered 48x15 being a little light at Herne Hill last year, so went for 49x15. Never really intended to ride it on the road but I'm off to Newport on Friday and just fancied reminding my legs what FG felt like.
Answer, of course, is: painful. Especially into a headwind like Monday's.
so... the only difference between a single speed and a geared bike is that you carry the gears in your rucksack on a single speed?