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Old 08-06-2013, 09:18 PM
bigbutterbean bigbutterbean is offline
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Default Re: Difference between 34t and 36t sprocket?

The general rule of thumb is about 1 mph per tooth, with less teeth adding more speed. Therefore, a 34t would get you roughly 2mph more than a 36t. In actuality, you may not see much difference with losses from friction in the drivetrain. While we are on the subject, and inch of diameter on a belt pulley or wheel is equal to one tooth on a toothed gear. Therefore a 24" wheel would go 2mph slower than a 26" wheel. Just a little fyi on gear sizes.
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