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Old 10-09-2012, 06:08 PM   #30970
Blaise W
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Location: Tucson, AZ
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Originally Posted by Buzzbomber View Post
Go for it. I run 13/47 and I've done several 300+ mile road trip days. It's no fun trying to maintain 70+ mph for any length of time but it's fine at 55-60.
After completing the TAT with 13/47 (too high; should have been 13/49) I changed the rear to a 45 and rode 2800 mile home in four days. Averaged 700 mi per day, but one was short due to 114 F heat, and the last was 900 miles. These little bikes will do it! Ran about 65 on the interstate all the way and had no problems. DID Gold x-ring chain, no adjustment the whole trip, and Ironman sprocket. Good combination. Just ran another 2200 mile ride on the 13/47 as it was mostly good gravel and pavement, and still no adjustment needed. Lube every day, whether it's needed or not.

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