- Jul 23, 2005
FYI. Okay, ignoring the disconnect between the "[COLOR= #ff0000]53/13(?)[/COLOR]" gearing you apparently found yourself in & your suggestion that gearing higher than a 50/14 is "just pretending" let me say that ...Originally Posted by An old Guy .
The shifters would not have mattered. I physically could not turn the crank in the gear I was in. I was paying attention to something other than riding and found myself doing a track stand in a [COLOR= #ff0000]53/13(?)[/COLOR] on a 10% hill.
... if you hadn't been distracted + had come to your senses while the rear wheel was still rotating at a minimum of a few RPM, then you could have successfully downshifted to a larger cog if your bike had Campagnolo shifters!
Again, if there had been some chain movement prior to bailing out, then you could have successfully moved (dumped?) your chain onto the inner ring with a Campagnolo shifter ... and/or, most other shifter brands, BTW, unless your cables are binding in their housing.