I'm schlepping a single speed back up together with a frame that has been hanging in the rafters...
I want to use what is available in my heaps of stuff... but I'm coming up short of a chainring in the 40-44T size for the size of the crank BCD i have. (the low 40's seem to be the most common combos)
I DO have a 52T chainring as well as a 36T chainring in that size... plus a few cogs that I could work up if I use a cassette type rear wheel
Question: Is it all just gear ratios and mathematics, or are any pros/cons to using a large chainring/cog (say 52T/21T combo) or small chainring (36T/15T combo)
or does someone have a 40-44T chainring (5 bolt, 65MM BCD that they'd like to float to me *grins*?)
thanks for the input