No probs buddy, you're welcome
All the best yours Laz.
Hey Tel, " Although saying that my sister complained about having to pedal too fast on her mtb so I fitted it with a 53t and she still complained that it was not highly gears enough....
". If she's using the standard 30-27-24-21 MTB block no wonder she said that
MTB ratios seem like a waste of time to me on the road.
I rarely ride less than 53-52 (depending on the bike I'm on) and on exceptional occassions will drop begrudgingly to the 42 inner, but only when needs must. I'm a low cadence rider myself. It's the block that makes the bike IMHO. I rarely use less than straight sprint 19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-(11 from the old days when they used to snap and rip your nuts off on the top tube). Inheritted a set of lovely Mavic 501's on MA40's last year on a bike I bought from a guy who did LEJOG. The block makes me hate things in life its that bad. The ratios are simply MTB stuff like 27-23-21-19-17. God I hate it
Switch the block to a sprint, and she'll get used to riding 42-17 >12, and have the same ratios in her tank for "fast rides" on the 53. Not many can ride 53-12 for very long periods unless they are chained, even then it can take its toll. I think 53-12 chainganged is an average of 30mph. Later buddy, Laz.
PS if changing the block fails, take her weetabix off her
PS: Shaun, "riding 56 is actually very smooth once you get started but it's a crap ride for inner city. I use the 44 to zip around until I get clear of the city limits and lights etc, then use it. It really is an experience to ride this big on the road. I got converted after buying a bike with a 54 fitted. I think 56 is my whack though, it does drain the legs quickly unless you have nice tailwind / no headwind. Later buddy, Laz.