help changing the grearing in my SS,
I just bought a Raleigh XXIX, 29er mtb with 32:20 gearing. This is fine for off road, but I will often be using the bike for commuting and ripping around town (very flat), so I want to be able to set up the bike for some faster riding.
I was thinking of putting on a 13t cog on the back, this would give me about 71 gear inches if I calculated it correctly. I think that would put me pretty close to a typical ss road bike. A 14t cog would put me at 66", maybe a little more appropriate for a mtb.
Anyhow I thought it would be nice to experiment with a few different ratios and was wondering I could just get a cheap road/mtn cassette and and take apart the cogs?
-can you even take them apart?
-will either a road or mtn bike cassete work with my hub?
-what tool would I need to take off the nut on the hub of my bike? (it is about 1 3/4" diameter with 8 notches in it) I thought this tool,http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/172...el-Remover.htm
but the notches seem a little too wide in the picture.