Right i know at some point a while back i asked about fitting a larger rear cassette when i was getting a mate to come road cycling with me on the weekends.
So i was doing up my winter bike so he could cope on the climbs.
The climbs never came about because he was just enjoying some of the shorter ride's i do. But all winter he's been on a turbo trainer and getting his legs ready for some climbs.
I'm still concerned about his ability and don't want to put him off the first time we hit the lecht, soooooooo.....
I know this is not the done thing and it goes against my better judgement, but i don't have the money to be forking out on an old bike that i rarely get round to using.
Could i fit this groupset, while still retaining the STI's that are on the bike and get away with it?
My STI's are double and 8 speed, so i know that i'm not going to get the full range of gears, but i can adjust the derailleur to give him the biggest range for climbs?
Unless anyone can point me in the direction of a sub £125 road groupset?