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Old 01-02-2012, 07:27 PM
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Default Re: Will shift kit help with strong headwinds?

Originally Posted by wheelbender6 View Post
I was only managing around 12 mph against the headwinds in Houston today on my China girl (I normally cruise at 25 mph). Aero mods could probably get me 2 or 3 mph. Would a shift kit help by allowing to select a gear where I can maintain max torque rpm? I also considered just installing a derailleur/cluster and adding good old human power in the headwinds.
Yes, a shift kit with low gear ratios will definitely help in headwinds and steep hills. Keep in mind that human power doesn't help much, when the engine is driving the same chain.

You could also buy a generic windshield from a Chinese scooter on ebay. They are relatively cheap and easy to install.
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