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Mom needs more gears! Question about adding a triple. TIA(2 posts)

Mom needs more gears! Question about adding a triple. TIADave123a
Apr 25, 2001 4:55 AM
Old non indexed about early 90's women's Schwinn with altus? components- 6 speed rear, double Sugino up front. My question is can a triple be exchanged for the double w/o deralieur change or can I but a 7speed on the old 6speed hub-probably not due to spacing I'm guessing. Any help is greatly appreciated.
What are you really trying to accomplish?Spoke Wrench
Apr 25, 2001 6:11 AM
If you just want to give her a little easier hill climb gear, the answer is probably yes.

If she is a non-rider now, and you'd like for her to feel the joy that you feel, do a favor for both of you and get her a modern bike. My bet is she'll be a lot happier on a new hybred or comfort bike with index shifting, easy hill climb gears and a suspension seat post.

Better yet, consider buying a tandem and the two of you will always get to the lunch stop at exactly the same time. That's what I did.