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Old 11-13-2012, 12:15 PM
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One easy way to figure what rear gear ratio to run is to estimate what cruising speed rpm you want, then gear for that. The first gear ratio will be fine doing it that way, too. First gear should be in the 10:1 range for good acceleration.

Some calculators to play with.
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