Worth switching to single speed on 6 or 7 speed folders?
Hi guys, new to the site and already spent WAY too much time reading through all the posts! I recently bought a Schwinn Tango used that was in pretty good shape. I also have my eyes on a Downtube Nova (2010 model, used little).
Even as a rookie biker, I find the Tango's 6 speed setup quite silly. This review here
sums it all up. I just keep it in the highest gear and it's still slower then my Haro F3. I don't ever use the low gears. I'm wondering if It's better to turn it into a single speed. One way to find out was trying this
. Will it be faster then the current 6th gear?
Same question on another bike I might aquire. It's a 2010 Downtube Nova.
On Downtube's site it says "Front derailleur mount is welded onto the frame, hence this can quickly turn into a 21sp bike." What kind of costs would I be looking at to turn it into a 21 speed?
If goingle single speed the cheap way won't work due to safety, then what kind of costs will I be looking at to go single speed the proper way.
Thanks and happy folding!
ps Is there a national folders day?
Last edited by matchpoints; 09-02-11 at 03:00 AM.