I have a 52/15 gear ratio and I find it sort of difficult to pedal.
I'm wondering what I'd need to switch the chainring/cog sizes to that would allow for me to not remove any chain links.
I'm assuming I'd just make up for the difference, for example: if I switched the chainring to 48 the cog would need to be 19 in order to match??
I don't want a drastic difference because I like the control I have when going down hills.
With the current setup the wheel sits in the drops, with the chain is completely tight, and leaves about 5/8" of room I could move the wheel back to (if I were to change the sizes and needed to use the extra real estate)
The area I ride is mostly flat with some moderate hills (none i'd consider steep) I have a 40 tooth chainring lying around that I could use if that'd be a good fit.
I'm new to swapping out ratios and I'm going to order the parts online, so i want to make sure it works.