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Old 06-20-19, 09:02 PM
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Pure Cycles Original - smaller chain ring?

Just picked up a four year old, lightly used Pure Cycles Romeo with a 44T chainring. The chainring is five bolt pattern...

I hope to commute to work on it and realize that a fixie exists to humble a guy used to gears... But I wonder if there's Is a smaller chain ring I can buy to make climbing hills on this bike a little easier?

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Old 07-26-19, 03:28 PM
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Are you already maxed out on the rear sprocket, or are you using the usual 16 tooth?

I always try changing ratios with the rear sprocket first. Going up to 18, 19, or 20 teeth ought to get you what you want.

Edit: Just noticed this thread is from June 20, yet it popped up as the newest thread in my internet browser. Something flaky going on?

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Old 07-29-19, 10:48 AM
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No worries. I received advice from the manufacturer to change the free wheel rather than the chain ring. I did so - going to a 20T rear gear and have ridden it a few times back and forth to work. Hills are manageable now where with the 16T rear gear they would not have been.
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