Hi, I'd like to introduce muself. My name is Fred, I had a heart attack last September and I'm looking to use cycling as a good cardio sort of exercise. I think I could fit in with the guys here in the Clydesdales section as I'm 6 feet tall and 260 lbs., with size 13 feet.
I just put a K2 Big Easy Deuce together and added a Cloud 9 oversized seat. I sure wish the weather was better so I could ride it, because I know I'm gonna love this bike. Many years ago I had a Raleigh 10 speed bike with an upright riding position to it. I really enjoyed that bike.
I have a gearing question I'm going to post somewhere appropriate. I'll post it in this section too and someone might know the answer.
My bike has a 13 - 34T gear cassette and a SR Suntour XR-170, 24/34/42T. What I have found in the very little riding I have done between snow storms is the highest gear is not all that tough to pedal. I'd like to change the gearing on the bike so that more of the gear combinations are useful. Right now, anything on the two smaller chain wheels is useless.
I've done several searches trying to find the parts I need to up-gear this bike, but no luck. Do any or you know where I could order the parts I need to raise the gearing?
Thanks for any and all comments,