Garage sale bikes part swap.. Will it work?
Hello everyone, Last week I bought 2 used Raleigh C40 hybrid bicycles. I gave $80 for the pair… Knowing that they both had ‘issues’. Neither bike had a seat. The brown bike is a 21” frame. The left pedal was cross threaded into the crank. The green bike is a 23” frame and the chain rings are bent.
So, I used the good left crank from the green bike, and a seat from the parts pile in the garage… And the brown 21” C40 is ready to go! (We are giving it to a friend, so I finished this one first.)
This left me with the green 23” bike... Today at a garage sale I picked up a Schwinn World Sport 10speed complete with bent back wheel for five bucks. So here is the question. Can I use the crankset from the Schwinn 10 speed on the Raleigh and create a 14 speed? They have the same tapered square mounting system, so they will bolt right on... But are they compatible?
The original Raleigh chainrings are 24/34/42. The Schwinn’s are 40/52. The lowest rear cog on both bikes has a tooth count of 30. So I understand it would loose a lot of the lower gearing. I’m fine with that.
What do you think?… Would it work?