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Old 24-01-2012, 08:22 AM
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Default Wheel change - gearing .

Now , I understand the gearing changes when a larger rear sprocket is fitted it will reduce top end speed and make the bike accelerate quicker and a smaller rear will lower the revs and make it more of a cruiser type gearing as I have done all that , But !!! What has got my head spinning is the change of wheel Diameter ?? I guess the larger the circumference the longer the gearing so making it more cruiser gearing than revvy ?

Can anyone confirm this before I make a hash of the set up on my next chop

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Old 24-01-2012, 09:36 AM
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smaller wheel diameter less distance covered per turn of the wheel, larger wheel more distance covered per turn of the wheel.

pick the wheels you want, with the tyres you want, then use summat like this

http://www.gearingcommander.com/

To work out exactly what you need chain and sproket wise to give you a set up similar to the origional for the donar bike.

All can be done with a PC a calculator pen and paper with out spending any money.
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