Join Date: May 2009
Bikes: 08 Motobecane Immortal Force, 06 Focus Black Forest Xtracycle, 02 GT Aggressor 1.0; 09 Bike Friday Pocket Sport
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After much research and handwringing, I've pulled the trigger on a Bike Friday Pocket Sport purchase. With a top gear-inch of around 87", I can see a drivetrain mod in our near future.
The BF/PS comes with a 30-42-52 front triple and an 11-28 rear 8-sp cassette. From what I can gather, a swap to a rear 9-26 Capreo would involve a new rear hub, new derailleur and new shifter. The other option is to get a bigger chainring (I've heard of some folks bumping up to a 60-tooth!), but that might involve a new front derailleur. But, I might want to get longer cranks anyway.
Has anyone gone through this already? Any advice/observations?