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3 speed cruiser gearing ?
post 11/13/17, 01:02 AM
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Hi,

Just picked up a used Nirve Night Owl 3-speed and I'm surprised at how spaced out the gearing is. I prefer to spin and it seems as though the low gear could be lower for better climbing and the high is way too high. Usable speeds on this type of a bike is 10-23-ish perhaps and the cadence in high gear is way too low.
Am I right thinking if I change the front chain ring to smaller, and the rear to bigger, the result will be lower and closer overall ratios?


I didn't find the right solution from the internet.

References: https://www.bikeforums.net/beach-cruisers/1020926-3-speed-cruiser-gearing.html





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