I inquired over on the B-man board as to why they used a 14 to 1 gear ratio in th K, Bachman said he did not know but "he beleives the Mallet has a 28 to 1 ratio". This should make some of you happy.
Believe what (and whom) you will but the K's gear ratio wasn't supposed to be 14:1! That was a screw up that has been "spun" to not be one. It's not surprising that the Mallet's ratio is 28:1 as that is exactly in line with where it should be.