Hello, 1st post
I just bought a Marin Ignacio with a Sturmey Archer 2 speed kickback hub. It is my first road style bike.
I really like the bike, but think I would like to play with the gearing some. They are listed as direct drive and an overdrive of 138%. It is advertised as coming with a 44t/17t gear ratio, but mine came out of the box with a 44t/24t.
I area of Florida I live is very flat. I am not really using the overdrive gear except for easier starts, but have to shift almost immediately. I am also wanting a easier / faster cruising gear.
What do you guys recommend? Would correcting the rear sprocket to a 17t give me more of what I want? What would happen if I changed the front to something like a 50t?
Thanks for any help