- Lowering the gearing on Kids Bike Options??
The bike my son rides the gears are too high, so I would like to lower it. So what options do I have. Its a Dawes Rocket with 3 piece crank 40t chainring crank arms are about 140mm and 6 speed 14-28 cassette.Posted 8 years ago
Will it be normal sqaure taper ?
So has anyone done this or do you know what works ?
Cheap is also a key word.
I've been looking at kids bikes in the last few days for my son & have seen the shimano mega range freewheels.Posted 8 years ago
I can't see so many online for 6 speed (and have no idea about compatability) but maybe if you have a net search you can find something along these lines….mountaincarrotMember
40/28 is a huge gear for kids bike, I'm not surprised he has problems. Check out Sheldon's gear calculator and compare his to your bike to get a feel for it.Posted 8 years ago
My daughters 20" wheel bike was 36/28 and that was too much. Last week I put 32 on the front ,and it's much better. It dropped lowest gear from 26" to 23" and really helped her a lot on the steep hills round here.
Just done a bit of a bodge, split old cassette to remove 32t sprocket and then bolted it to the 40t ring already on. Had to also put on old front mech to keep the chain on. Have to wait till weekend to see if it works .Posted 8 years ago
If not I will try the mega 34t rear cassette.
Thanks for your comments.
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