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Liked a comment to Ricochet's bike check 3/22/2020 7:03 AM
SS Hill Slayer

Looks fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!! Those tires look great!!!!!

But wow that's low gearing. But totally makes sense for hills. It's pretty flat where I live... My first bmx bike has about that gearing and I don't really like riding any distance with it.

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Liked a comment to Ricochet's bike check 1/28/2020 4:41 AM
SS Hill Slayer

I'm still learning terms. What's an SSer? I never thought about how much a chain would weigh in comparison to others. LOL. It looks good though.

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Liked a comment to Ricochet's bike check 1/24/2020 9:45 AM
SS Hill Slayer

Sorry, I looked at the spec sheet twice and didn't see the 14t rear cog. Otherwise I would've put it in sheldon browne's calculater myself. LOL.

I ride a cruiser every day (well mostly a cruiser, some days I ride one of my kid's mountain bikes) that has a gearing of 63.4 and I don't really like doing hills, wind, or much snow with that one. There was a dusting last night and it was fine but I don't go up much grades and there was no wind. There are other routes around me I want to take that have more hills but I've yet to do it with this bike. I do have a 40 tooth front sprocket I think I'm going to put on there. It's a 44/18 with 26" cruiser wheels right now. 2.125 cruiser tires. I've been debating about it but your bike has pushed me over the edge to know that I want to do it.... I gotta figure out what a 40 tooth will put me at. I'm hoping somewhere around 55ish...

Ah, I just put it in the calculator... 57.6.... Luckily none of the hills around me are near as steep as yours....

Are you actually used to fixed gear? I picked up a free bike from the side of the road a few months back and whoever built it up had it as a fixed gear and I rode it twice and I was like blaaaaaa. But maybe I should give it more tries.....

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Liked a comment to Ricochet's bike check 1/24/2020 9:45 AM
SS Hill Slayer

Yeah, I bought a gear set of 6 gears for my bike I was referring to (it's an 80's Bridgestone 400) but they didn't seem like they'll fit. I might just buy a single speed freewheel like you did. I also have to replace the nipples on the spokes cuz like half of them are stripped. Grrr.... But my plan was to make a bike LIKE yours. Something cool and simple for my every day rides. I would put more aggressive tread on mine though cuz I've been riding through the winter. Yours is super cool. That chain is wild. I've never seen one like that. Yours is obviously a lot nicer than my side of the road pick up. LOL. But I think that model was a decent bike when new and it's in pretty good shape.

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Liked a comment to Ricochet's bike check 1/23/2020 6:36 PM
SS Hill Slayer

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