Although it took a quick trip to a tire store to break the old one free, I managed to get the front sprocket replaced from a 14-tooth to a 15 following Dave 300x’s clear tutorial. It‘s exactly what I’d hoped for. The bike shifts for me much better. and it’s happy on the road and trails. I took it into the Tate’s Hell state forest yesterday near the coast and ended up on some fairly narrow, degraded limestone and sand trails. The bike handled everything well. I did manage to drop it later that day in several inches of sugar sand on the way home, but that was my fault for not gearing down early enough. No damage except a bruised shin and a bit of chagrin.