I am looking for some suggestions as to what options I have to get more of a granny gear set up on my 1999 LeMond road bike. It currently has a double chain ring setup, not sure at the moment what the chain ring sizes are but it was the stock size that came with it. I know when I got it they did change out my rear cassette for better climbing gear. I will have to look and see what the gear range is. It is a 9 speed Shimano 105 setup.
Where I am currently living is a much hillier area than I where I used to be and have not ridden much the past few years since moving. I have gotten older of course and do not have the legs I used too. So I think I need to do something about changing my setup. I am wondering about switching to a triple or is the new compact double a setup that might give me more options?
I am not in a position to spend the money on a new bike plus I like my current bike other than the gearing for where I live now.
What are peoples thoughts? Thanks in advance.