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Old 08-23-2012, 11:58 AM
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Default Re: Do gears matter?

Originally Posted by thxcuz View Post
I have a 3 speed with a 26 cc friction engine. Does it matter what gear I'm in when I ride? Will I get better performance in one gear rather than the other?
Just wondering
If the motor was attached to the rear hub sprocket, then your gear selection would make a difference. But since your setup is driving the wheel and not the hub, the gear selection only affects pedaling.
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