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    Senior Member North Coast Joe's Avatar
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    Gearing question

    This has been bugging me for a while now. Used to own a cruiser, and sadly let it go before checking.

    How many gear-inches does a typical cruiser use. I remember that it was easy to get rolling, but would like a point of reference to the lightweight FG I've got now with only 64 gear inches.

    Do they gear the ladies bikes even easier?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Most all of my cruisers start out stock 44 tooth front, 18 rear. That's unless you are running a skiptooth. If I have difficulty climbing with some of my heavyweights (60+pounds), I just gear down the rear. You should be able to get up to a 20 tooth without having to add any links. You can go to a 22 tooth for some really low gearing, but you will have to add at least a half-link to get it to fit. All of this will keep your ride looking stock to most people.

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    now with the advent of the compact BMX 9 tooth rear wheels some pretty spall chainrings are made ..

    + for heavy hauling shop floor toolbox trikes & etc. there are 36t for the regular One Piece Cranks Too

    they, if a Proper Bike Shop Will try to change the gearing , if you ask.

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