It's got street tread on it and it'll most assuredly be on pavement 90% of the time, oh it might hit a speed bump or two but when I roll with The Chicago Taildraggers we're cruisin' the city and tall gears keep up easier for me. Note I may drop down to a 42t sprocket which would be a 3x ratio if I can find one in the stash...Your gear ratios blow my mind. I'd love to cruise with your crew, see your pace.
For the readers following at home, standard BMX ratio is about 2x+2, so for the 14t sproket, a 30t crank would be pretty normal. Nothing standard, or normal about Carl's builds... I doubt that bike will be doing many wheelies, regardless of the gears!
I've been watching your 'long' name changes the whole build...when I saw 'mean streak', I had a 'what the hay!' moment
Ah this just looks vaguely like a BMX. I do have a 39t sprocket that would put my ratio at 2.79:1 But it's really a cruiser and I'll be trying to keep up with 26" cruisers... It will probably end up with a larger wheel in the back with dropouts above the frame and multi-speeds, after it's "finished" here.The 'magic ratio' for bmx is 2.75:1...the ubiquitous 44/16.