Bicycle Mechanics - 82 Motobecane Grand Touring- crank change
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06-07-08, 12:53 PM
I've had my 82 Motobecane Grand Touring since I bought it in 82. Comfortable, well made bike. It's a 15 speed(3 in front). I would like to get a lower gearing in front. French bikes were "quirky" in some components. Anyone know how I might go about this? I think the present crank is a Takagi Tourney SP. The largest gear in back cassette has 32 teeth.
06-07-08, 12:58 PM
Try here: http://sheldonbrown.com/velos.html#bottom
06-07-08, 03:01 PM
If it's already a triple, no need to replace the bottom bracket. You just need to find a smaller granny ring. Which may not exist. To truly answer, we'll need the number of teeth on the small ring.
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