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compact vs regular?

What the hell is compact gearing supposed to do?

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short ratio change from high end to low end?

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oh so it's like a close ratio transmission for bicycles?

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thats was just a guess... i dont know

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2 chain rings up front vs 3

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2 chain rings up front vs 3
what's the benefit?

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I've got a 9spd rear cassette so.....

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what's the benefit?
less shifting. In a 3 ring setup there is a ton of overlap in gearing.

less weight, less size.

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and closer ratios from ring to ring in the back.....

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less shifting. In a 3 ring setup there is a ton of overlap in gearing.

less weight, less size.
oh makes good sense. I think I will get a standard setup because compact is for wusses and not for men with legs of steel! Thanks broham!

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why do you always have to get so mad? fuck you and your cab and your restaurant.
fuck me? Mothafuck you! The fact that you think I'm mad makes me MAD!!!!!!! FUCKA YOU!

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There's the triple chainrings, or double chainrings, and you have a choice with the double to get "compact" or "standard". Compact crankset on a road bike gets you 50/34 tooth gears and a standard is 53/39.

Compact is "easier" like the triple, good for wusses and hills, and the standard is good for flat and legs of steel.

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Compact is "easier" like the triple, good for wusses and hills, and the standard is good for flat and legs of steel.
For sure I will get standard.

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oh makes good sense. I think I will get a compact setup. Thanks broham!
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I didn't know compact was for wusses.

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Yeah, manly men ride standard doubles.
Sissy wussy lady men ride compact doubles... or they live where there are real hills and mountains... which is not the Midwest.

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I just bought a Trek 7.3 FX and I can't imagine what that extra gear in the front is for even though I just started riding. It's useless!
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I just bought a Trek 7.3 FX and I can't imagine what that extra gear in the front is for even though I just started riding. It's useless!
just use the big ring in the front. What is that a urban street bike?

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just use the big ring in the front. What is that a urban street bike?
Yeah a hybrid is what they call it I guess. I didn't want a road bike because I don't like sticking my ass up in the air like a fruitcake to ride a bicycle. I just wanted something I could get some cardio in on because my knees and shins are killing me from running. I also wanted to use it for possible commuting in the near future if it becomes an option. Some fruit in Wrigleyville sold it to me for a decent price and we were the same height so I bought it instead of some gay ass Huffy with full suspension
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Yeah a hybrid is what they call it I guess. I didn't want a road bike because I don't like sticking my ass up in the air like a fruitcake to ride a bicycle. I just wanted something I could get some cardio in on because my knees and shins are killing me from running. I also wanted to use it for possible commuting in the near future if it becomes an option. Some fruit in Wrigleyville sold it to me for a decent price and we were the same height so I bought it instead of some gay ass Huffy with full suspension
nigga if your knees and shins are killing you it's cuz you aint never used your damn legs for shit. Keep running muffucka! It'll go away.

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nigga if your knees and shins are killing you it's cuz you aint never used your damn legs for shit. Keep running muffucka! It'll go away.
why you so smaht? i am going to keep on running but i'm gonna cycle too so my legs can heal and i can exercise while they're healing.
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why you so smaht? i am going to keep on running but i'm gonna cycle too so my legs can heal and i can exercise while they're healing.
I be speaking from experience. My shins and knees killed too when I started running but shit goes away. I hear this happens because certain muscles that you use for running are so weak that it can't properly support your knees or some shit and so it hurts. Cycling makes my quads burn like a muffucka! but my calves never hurt. I've got calves from hell. That shit would look right on a rhinosaurus.

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I be speaking from experience. My shins and knees killed too when I started running but shit goes away. I hear this happens because certain muscles that you use for running are so weak that it can't properly support your knees or some shit and so it hurts. Cycling makes my quads burn like a muffucka! but my calves never hurt. I've got calves from hell. That shit would look right on a rhinosaurus.
speaking of calves... remember back in the day when that movie Sideout came out? stupid ass church koreans were so in to that shit that they all went out and bought Jumpsoles. these dumb ass muffuckas were walking around church with that shit on talking bout how they increased their vert by 8 inches. i used to laugh at their dumb short asses while i sat on the stairs smoking my cigarettes.
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