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On a regular bicycle the rear wheel will carry more of the weight, so the rear tire will be compressed more. This compression will effectively reduce the diameter, making the rear tire turn more times than the front.

Also, if road conditions are poor the rear(drive) wheel can slip when pedalling to the point of giving a measurable larger number of rotations.

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