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    Changing Rear Cogs On New Bike

    I'm looking at a new bike to replace my older road bike. I have a good mt bike.
    Living near the Arkansas Ozark Mountains, I often find myself creeping up a hill in my largest (32 teeth) rear cog. The bikes I'm looking at have 11-25 and 12-27 rear cogs.
    Would it be feasible to have the bike shop change out to something like a 11-32 or even 11-34? Would this affect the performance of the shifting? Would I need to replace any other parts of the shifting mechanism? Would I be looking at much expense?
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    Post on mechanics board. Derailer might object, Chain might need to be longer, you might need a new chain if it does not work with your rear cassette and clicks. I assume yoiu will keep the same number of gears.
    2000 Montague CX, I do not recommend it, but still ride it.
    Strida 3, I recommend it for rides < 10mi wo steep hills.
    2006 Rowbike 720 Sport, I recommend it as an exercise bike.
    1996 Birdy, Recommend.
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    Senior Member 5kdad's Avatar
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    Hadn't thought about the mechanics board, will repost. Thanks for your opinion.
    2011 Ride Across Arkansas:
    http://ozarkcyclingphotographer.blog...-arkansas.html

    RAGBRAI 2009-Photos and narrative:
    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/5329

    My seven days on the Katy Trail in Missouri:
    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/2094

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