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    CARFREE, THE LIFE FOR ME Autokat's Avatar
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    silly question (prolly)

    I have a khs cruiser with single speed and was wondering if I change the front chainring will it be easier to peddle ?? I'm only considering this as I have just had surgery on a leg and its going to take ages before its back to full strength ( motorcycle accident and nasty looking leg too )
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    Yes.

    Actually, either a smaller chain ring or a larger sprocket on the rear wheel will make pedalling easier as it lowers your gearing.

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    CARFREE, THE LIFE FOR ME Autokat's Avatar
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    thanks for that
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    you will also have to add/take off a few links to make the chain work with different gearing. just something to think about.
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    If you have limited movement of the knees a shorter crank will also be easier. I switched the cranks on my wife's bike from 170 mm long to 152 mm because she has arthritis.

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