Old 12-26-16, 01:14 PM
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You being in Los Angeles, I would say that you are already all set with your current setup. 28T in the rear, combined with 28T in the front, should get you up most hills. If you are trying to lose weight, I might recommend staying with your present setup, to make it tougher on you (you don't want to make it "too" easy).
The fact that the 9sp crank and shifters came from a bike that had 26" wheels makes no difference.
I'm not sure how 42T-11T contrasts to 48-13, but your current high gear of 48-13 should give you plenty of speed.
If you are really having trouble with some hills that you can not avoid, I say go for it and put the 9-speed cassette on there, if your dropouts are wide enough.
Gorgeous finish on that bike.

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