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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Cane Creek Sprint 85 wheels and 53 x 12 gear

Rear axle diameter on the Cane Creek Sprint 85 wheels is ever so slightly bigger than slot of the dropouts. Had to use a steel file to take off a tiny bit of material from the titanium dropouts in order for wheel to fit. It was an easy fix.

A 53 front Sugino chain ring and a 12 tooth Soma rear cog equates to about 119.3 inch ratio. This ratio should work well for over geared training, such as standing starts and flying 200 meters. It might seem like a big gear, but if you think about it, we use the same or even bigger gears on road bikes.

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