I want to do an upgrade to my Rover. Here's what I'm thinking.
#1 Swap out the 25t rear cog and replace it with a 20t or 18t, depending on what I can get. That would give me a lower 'granny' gear, I think.
#2 Replace the cranks with a Patterson.
Would swapping the rear cog AND installing the Patterson be a waste of time/resources? I'd like to have a lower low, but still maybe get a little more oomph later when my legs are stronger.
Other upgrades, swapping out tubes & tires with better than stock...less rolling resistance--make me go 'more faster!!'
I bought it used, and the brakes squeal, so I think the pads may need replaced. The cabling looks like it could use some TLC also...
Suggestions, ideas, etc?