Bike maintenance for dummies.

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If you search hard enough you should be able to find one somewhere on the deep dark net.

I opted just to change my old muddy fox from 7 to 9 a few years ago. though it does involve changing quite a few parts (mech, shifter, chain, cassette) so not cheap. Ended up changing the rear wheel too, just to get better top speed for commuting. Old wheel was freehub and would only let me go down to a 14 tooth gear. wheels that take cassettes allow you to get down to 11 teeth if you want.
When i first did mine i got quite alot of the parts second hand from a local bike charity place, that strips old/abandoned bikes and sells the still useable parts. They also use them to rebuild bikes to sell

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