My wife has a nice Campy Mirage 8-speed on a nice repainted steel frame. Bought from a friend who bought it from a second-hand shop.
I am setting myself up to spend money and time because the left crank arm is cracked and I should replace it. I would like to save her knees on the climbs and give her a compact crank.
I would also like to help her with the rear gearing. Suggestions for replacing the rear cassette? I don't know if a 9-speed cassette would fit; some limited reading suggests NO. Are my options limited for finding her some nicer gearing, maybe something like 12 - 27? Am I dreaming?
Thank you in advance all you Campy gurus.