Visiting here from over in Touring, figuring this to be the place for a gear head question.
I think I want to build out a new touring bike with 36 tooth crankset coupled to a 10 spd cassette, friction shifted. Can this be done and if so, what are the considerations? Do you know where I could buy such a crankset? If not, can a double or triple be sized down to one chainring and work ok with a 10 spd cassette?
99.5% of my loaded touring miles can be done with this combo. I don't mind pushing the rest in the interest of KISS.