I'm looking to lower the gearing on my Brompton 6-speed. It's the current 50t setup now.
I would like to get significantly lower gears, as I basically never use the top two gears, and the first gear isn't all that low.
I'm considering something in the 40t range, and I would like to have a better (metal) chain guard. The Shimano Alfine 39t hollow tech crankset + bottom bracket looks like it may be an option. Any feedback on the ease of installation of these lower gearing options?
I'm hesitant to spend a large sum on a smaller version of the Stronglight one-piece crankset if it's of lower quality (and similar cost) to a different third party option.