A Nurse with a Gun

Saturday, June 14, 2008

New Chainwheel

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I put a Rudge chainwheel on the Armstrong. It's a 48 tooth cog rather than the previous 46 tooth one. That will give me a bit more speed. Plus, it has the cool Rudge hand cut into the center. Apparently, the Rudge hand is derived from the symbol of the Irish Gaels of Ulster.

The ancient Rudge rubber pedals will do for now, but I am keeping an eye open for some vintage track pedals with a 9/16 inch thread.

"The Red Hand of Ulster's a paradox quite,
To Baronets 'tis said to belong;
If they use the left hand, they're sure to be right,
And to use the right hand would be wrong.
For the Province, a different custom applies,
And just the reverse is the rule;
If you use the right hand you'll be right, safe and wise,
If you use the left hand you're a fool."



Blogger Owen said...

when i added two teeth to my chain ring on my fixed bianchi i noticed a three mile an hour increase in speed. (according to my bicycle computer) though at the same time i go from 165mm crank arms to 172.5mm crank arms. So i'm sure that also was a contributing factor.

12:24 AM  
Anonymous beth said...

Thats a cool sprocket. are you sure its not Body Glove?

4:28 AM  
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