Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Montpelier, VA
Bikes: The keepers: 1960 Raleigh Lenton Grand Prix, 1968 Ranger, 1969 Magneet Sprint, 1971 Gitane Tour de France, 1973 Raleigh Tourist, 1973 Lambert, 1973 Schwinn Super Sport, 2 - 1988 Rossins
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If it turns out not to be geared wide enough, you can always change the freewheel and then go to a three-ring chainwheel (and longer bottom bracket), giving you 18. Not all that expensive if you shop through eBay and Craigslist.
Did that myself. The Magneet was 10-speeds last year, it's 15 now. Better now, but worked rather well in the old configuration, too.
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