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    • CommentAuthorSpency
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2009
     
    Right now I'm trying to build a fixed gear for tricks.On the conversion I'm riding I have a 46-15 which is terrible! I was wondering what would be a good ratio for tricks and skidding. I was thinking 44-16. Any advice would help.

    Thanks,

    Spencer
    • CommentAuthorewurl
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2009
     
    48/17 or 49/18, or if you want to keep the chainring, 46/19. bigger is going to be easier, faster accell. easier to lock, but a lower top speed( once you cant keep up with pedaling and you begin to bounce on your seat). Since youll be skidding quite a bit, Make sure your gear(fraction) does not reduce too low, or youll be spending alot of money on tires.
    • CommentAuthorSpency
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2009
     
    Ok thanks
    • CommentAuthorjam guy
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2009
     
    13/20

    In all seriousness I ran a 32/20 once. I got nowhere but I could ride backwards for miles. Backwards circles were fun also but eventually I would get whipped off my bike for going to fast. Just play around until your comfortable. Some people can run really high gears and still kill it. My legs are not that strong so I usually have a granny gear.
    • CommentAuthorSpency
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2009
     
    I"m trying to master going backwards right now. Quite difficult. Right now i have some horrible one-piece cranks so i can't switch out the chainring. Once i get new cranks I will start playing around until i get comfortable.
    • CommentAuthorjam guy
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2009
     
    Just pick up a pair of old shimano 105's for like 30 bucks. They will last your forever and they rule!
    • CommentAuthorSpency
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2009
     
    Where can I get some?
    • CommentAuthorjam guy
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2009
     
    ebay is always a good spot. Nashbar has new ones for about 80 I think.
    • CommentAuthorSpency
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2009
     
    Thanks
  1.  
    10/11
  2.  
    i say 48x17 = good for skids~ good gear ratio too~
  3.  
    Posted By: muckymuckyi say 48x17 = good for skids~ good gear ratio too~

    thats mine i love it
    • CommentAuthorKayzle
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2009
     
    I'm currently running 46-16

    What is a good gear i could run either keeping my chainring or cog for skids and tricks
    • CommentAuthorryanw
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2009
     
    Keep the chainring and use a 17 tooth cog.
  4.  
    be a man 49-15 lol
    • CommentAuthorSpency
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2009
     
    lol
    • CommentAuthorSpency
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2009
     
    i went for a 46-19
  5.  
    I don't know how you guys get anywhere very fast on those little gears! You can skid a bigger ratio, you just have to get yourself farther over the bars. I think I could power brake a 46:16 at a stop light sitting in the saddle while picking my nose.
    • CommentAuthorewurl
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2009
     
    how does the 46-19 feel? A relief im sure.
  6.  
    Im at a 48/17 and skidding has gotten incredibly easy. Its about experience, not your gearing, because when I first got this gearing, skidding seemed immpossible, just practice and you can skid on anything, but for tricks and skids, lower is easier.
 
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