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Torker Graduate Gear Ratio
I've recently purchased a 2010 Torker Graduate, which is a mighty fine commuter, I think. But the gear ratio is a bit steep. It has a 42t chainring and an 18t rear cog. Replacing the cog, I've read starts to involve changing a good amount of this and that, that just doesn't sound like a good amount of fun. Plus, the Graduate has a SA 5-speed internal, and cogs are not much fun to find, I guess.
I've also read elsewhere that if you change the chainring from its 42t to a 39t, the gearing is far more hill friendly, as it were.
Assuming everything I've said so far is correct - I'm a noob and at this point only parroting what I've read - I'd like to know exactly what kind of chainring I'd need to purchase to install.
Any and all help appreciated.
Thanks in advance,