Building a fixie. What ratio should i go for?
I've been riding around on a Sirrus using just 1 gear to get a feel for it and find 52/19 to be a nice compromise between speed and hill climbing. I don't know much about it but this apparently gives a 73.9 ratio. My question really is, is it any easier or harder with a fixed compared to using a derailleur? And is there any difference between getting a smaller chainring and cog or larger chainring and cog? Thanks.