I'm building up a new (to me) Landshark and was planning on going with a standard compact 50X34. Then I ran across some great looking Velo Orange cranks that are apparently big with the loaded-touring crowd.
In reality, I seldom ride in my current 50X11 or 50X12 and I was wondering just how livable the 48 tooth large ring might be? Especially since I live in a hilly area and I'm more of a spinner than a big gear guy anyway. Perhaps a 48 big ring would give me more usable gears before I have to switch to the inner ring?