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.
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.
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.