/ changing from a compact to standard?
I want to change it.what would be involved? Its an fsa with 110 centres.would the front mech need moving up or chain changing?
If you increase the size of the large chainring the front mech may need moving up bit but probably not that much.
I think you mean 53/39 :-)
peddle faster ? I also ride a compact and on the 50 tooth and 12 on the back I have been unable to spin out on fast descents at speeds of 40-45 mph
It may be worth trying to increase your pedalling rate (cadence) before changing the big ring
What's the smallest cog at the back on your cassette? 50-11 is a bigger gear than 53-12, much cheaper to change cassette than chain set.
But yes, you'd have to move front mech up and probably lengthen chain to accommodate a standard chain set.
thanks for responses
> peddle faster ? I also ride a compact and on the 50 tooth and 12 on the back I have been unable to spin out on fast descents at speeds of 40-45 mph
> It may be worth trying to increase your pedalling rate (cadence) before changing the big ring
40-45 ? that is a steady descent :-)
'fall' to you and me!
just to spin out is quite hardwork on a compact.
Slow down, you might sell more.
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