Join Date: Jan 2004
Bikes: Trek 8000, '72 Schwinn Speedster, Trek 430, Huffy pimped out bike. A few others that I should probably sell.
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Re-gear 1972 Schwinn SA
I have a 1072 Schwinn Speedster with a 3 speed sturmy archer. In the flats of the prairie state, I find I'm only using the lowest gear. And I have to mash that gear.
I was hoping to make one or more modifications with an eye to having more useful gears/and or being able to spin in at least one gear. The chain ring is 46 (maybe 44, I forget) and the rear cog is 18.
A concern is if I get a new one piece crank with less teeth, 1. It may not be compatible, and 2. I might over do it.