advice about gears please

Jtfab75 Posts: 4
edited August 2013 in Road beginners
I bought a 2nd hand Ridgeback yesterday with 21 gears ,its my first bike in 15 years and i need advice to which gears i should be in and not be in please.


  • Rodders30
    Rodders30 Posts: 314
    Be in the gear you feel comfortable with. Try not to pedal slow and hard. Keep it light and high rpm.
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  • unixnerd
    unixnerd Posts: 2,864
    Look at the chain, it should be fairly straight to avoid premature wear. So no having it in the big ring at the front and the big ring at the back at the same time or vice-versa. So long as you're turning the cranks at least once a second you're doing not bad, below that you need to change to a lower gear. - Quality Binoculars at a Sensible Price.
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