Appreciate all the input. I think for now, I'll leave a single up front,
39 or 40, with the dingle 17/21 in the rear. Gives a high in the mid 60's
and low around 50. Since I don't do mountains, like Deacon, this should be
OK. Then we'll see where it leads.
On Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 11:25:03 PM UTC-4, Mojo wrote:
> Hi Alan, Deacon is The Man of course. But here is what I did with my Q
> gearing: I used 39/45 chainrings with a 17/21 Dingle and a 23T on the flip
> side of the hub. That gave me 5 useable gears from 46 to 72 inches. Like
> Minh I most often chose a gear and stayed there for the entire ride.
> Since that picture and description my tires have grown to 32 or 35mm width
> (& thus my gear inches have increased a bit) and I am using freewheels
> instead of fixed. Fixed is pure and all that; freewheels are...well, free.
> Joe in GJT
> On Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 2:06:23 PM UTC-6, alan lavine wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Changing a few things on a new to me QB, and was wondering how others
>> have them set up. For the rear I have a 17/21 dingle that I want to use,
>> but haven't decided about the front. Single or double chainring?
>> Would love to hear what others have used, and for what purpose, I.e.
>> around town, touring, climbing, etc. My use would be mostly around town,
>> occasional 30-40 mile rides with moderate climbs, but no off road use.
>> Maybe CC tours in the future.
>> Also, how often do you actually change the gears? I wonder if I'd be too
>> lazy to do it often, and just use a geared bike when needed. So maybe a
>> single up front and dingle in the rear would suffice.
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