In response to my "need" for a cheap bike I picked up a Dawes SST. I do a monthly ride that is on craptastic roads with loads of inebriated riders and figured my road bike wouldn't take a collision too well. In consideration of that to my wallet, as well as the real possibility to theft I picked up a cheapy new bike instead of dealing with some vintage conversion. Been there, done that for the wife...lost my shirt and will consider BD for any of those type needs again.
I have a question concerning the gearing. Due to my physical situation as well as the average pace of this ride I would be interested in knowing what would be the easiest way to get as close as I can to something around 45 gear inches for the bike?
Comes at the ballpark of 70, and the lowest chain ring I have found in a quick search is 40T. I see mention of larger rear rings, but not specific mention of a freewheel. Is it possible to find freewheel larger than 16T?