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Old 04-14-2006, 09:40 AM   #11
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Default Re: Is Increasing Teeth on the Front the Same as the Rear?

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Old 04-14-2006, 09:41 AM   #12
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It's slippery slope you don't want go there Buz.
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Old 04-14-2006, 09:42 AM   #13
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not really.
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Old 04-14-2006, 10:14 AM   #14
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Default Re: Is Increasing Teeth on the Front the Same as the Rear?

You should have paid better attention in math class.



Making the rear sprocket larger gives you lower gearing, which should improve acceleration. You can do this by adding 2 or 3 teeth to the rear or going DOWN 1 tooth on the front.



Most motorcycles have a front to rear ratio of "very approximately" 1 to 3.



Simple example: 15 front / 45 rear = 1/3.



Increasing the front sprocket would theoretically raise top-speed but diminish acceleration.
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Old 04-14-2006, 10:27 AM   #15
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Default Re: Is Increasing Teeth on the Front the Same as the Rear?

And, yes, if the guy at the shop really said what he said, he either suffered a brain fart, or has no business near anything mechanical.
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Old 04-14-2006, 10:27 AM   #16
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Default Re: Is Increasing Teeth on the Front the Same as the Rear?

wilro is correct. 1 tooth in the front = -3 in the rear. Adding 3 to the rear would be like subtracting one from the front.
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Old 04-14-2006, 11:04 AM   #17
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Yeah, that is a little scary coming from a guy working at a bike shop!
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Old 04-14-2006, 11:19 AM   #18
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Should he make vroom vroom noises too?
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Old 04-14-2006, 11:42 AM   #19
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OK, 6 one, half.5 dozen of another
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Old 04-14-2006, 12:04 PM   #20
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Gears are for p*ssies. Single-speed baby. But I'm sure the Schwinn Varsity gets old school street cred.
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