GC what chainring are you getting? I want at 46T and up. Basically I like pedalling even at speed
. But being a noob unsure what will fit.
i meant to see if a front derailleur would even work on the bike. i'm not sure.
my current ride is effectively a 3 speed: i can change the front from 44T to grandma gear, and the rear freewheel is a 7speed 11t-32t, but the derailleur is only a tensioner, and i removed all the cables. that's the only way i know of to have an 11T in the back, and can pedal up to 35mph. for off road stuff, i can drop to second gear, and if power dies, i can drop to the grandma gear and still pedal uphill.
so part of the answer depends on how i want to ride this. if commuting mostly, i'd like to duplicate the setup and:
- install 7cog 11t rear (now smallest is 14t)
- remove rear derailleur cables, shifter from right handlebar, where it no longer fits because of throttle
- add front derailleur and shifter for left handlebar side
- add front chainrings, which i know are 4 bolt, and i presume is "104mm", and doing some quick searching, there's definitely the bell curve on price appears to be on the mid-40ts:
when searching "4-Bolt 104mm 50t
(and up)", i get no hits, but when i drop down to "4-Bolt 104mm 48t
" there are options between $32 - $80 for a single chainring..
so anyway, yeah, i'm kinda in the same boat.
and i'm going away for the weekend so i won't be able to work on this at all!
i almost taped the battery pack on to ride in with it this morning but fell asleep at 8:30 last night.