Thread: Auto shifting.
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:45 PM
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Default Re: Auto shifting.

Originally Posted by LR Jerry View Post
Living here in Tennessee we have really big hills. I've seen a many people pushing their bikes up hills.
That is what got me to build my first 5 speed. That lil bike would climb a wall if it could get traction. High gear was way to much speed for a bicycle(IMHO). 18-22mph is my comfortable cruise speed. I am very uncomfortable over 35, although I have done it many times to keep up with city traffic.

The gearing allows me to climb ANY hill and cruise @ 22 without winding out the engine. If the auto shift works out, all the better!
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