Sorry for no posts last week. We’re back up and running this week and hoping to knockout 5 for 5 this week. This is Peter T’s early 60s Sears J.C. Higgins 10-Speed.
I have had this J. C. Higgins bike since 1968. I believe that it was already two or three years old as bought it used from a highs school friend. I am in Ireland semi-retired and not so interested in selling it. I am happy to find your high level of interest in these vintage bikes. From my side I believe that want to hold on to it but to do that I has to work for me. Thus I need to change the size of the inner chain ring, to meet the hilly road terrain over here. Not sure if the crank set and chain rings are Campagnolo as there are no markings but the de-railers are. Cranks might be Austrian. Very high level of chrome on both forks and rings. Here are some photos. Any help as to where to go to reduce the inner ring from 46 to around 40 or lower.
Thanks, Peter T.