My dad's allez has 16 gears. Shimano 2300 drivetrain.
Given his age he is thinking of changing from the 52/39 chainset to a compact. Other than new chainset does he need anything else?
Will the front derailleur be ok?
no problems for just a straight swap - just lower your front mech to suit and re-set and all will be fine. On some, a link or two less in the chain may be needed. This is one of the most popular jobs I do now as a lot of people are going compact.
Hope it helps.
Thought that was the case but good to check.
Thanks so much.