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Old 08-13-2014, 05:19 PM
cschade cschade is offline
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Default Re: Gear ratios for HF bike -- please help!

Originally Posted by FFV8 View Post
11/60 works. That gives a 15.27 overall, which will climb hills better

Puts your 5k cruise at 25 mph - which is a good speed on a bike.

What sort of brakes are you planning?
Great. I think once I get the build underway, I'll start a new thread with pics. As for brakes, uh.......... I have a set of regular side pull calipers that brought me to a stop at 34.4 mph on my previous friction drive build. However, I was given a running, commercially built mini dirt bike yesterday, which has key start, headlights, windshield, big gas tank, and full front and hub mounted disc brakes, among other goodies. So I am goin' to decide if I want to use parts from that to make this bike really awesome (electric start, etc.) or if I want to keep the two separate. Decisions, decisions. What do you suggest?

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