I went out for a ride with some hardcore roadies yesterday, all of them on lightweight bikes with masses of gears and there's me on my 1983 Japanese steel. It was very enjoyable, cycling en masse through the English countryside on crisp frosty morning, but also a real eye opener and faster than I'm used to. What I've realised is my cadence is ok but I don't use all my gears.
So, hopefully you can help me out. I've got a Nervar cotterless crankset with a 41 and 52 chainring. What I'd like to do is lose the 52 chainring, I didn't use it yesterday, and get something smaller than the 41. I don't want to change my cranks, so what are my options? Anyone know what would be the smallest chainring that will fit with this crankset?