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Old 04-16-09, 09:57 PM   #1
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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.
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Hadn't thought about the mechanics board, will repost. Thanks for your opinion.
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