Ive just got out my old bike (I say old but it's still a modern mountain bike) The thing is, it's always been a pig to ride. I have to pedal like crazy to get anywhere fast, if I pedal moderately it'd be faster to walk most of the time. I've changed gears but it did little to nothing to change this problem, it's either easy to pedal and I get no speed or a bugger to pedal and I can keep up with a jogger. I know I'm not fit but my cousin's bike rides a LOT easier than this so I know it's not me. Any ideas how I can make my bike shift without having to pedal like crazy just to go at a fast jogging pace?
Could a bad gear system be the cause of this? If so how much would a good gear system cost in pounds sterling, and what make would I need (not talking top of the range just eaiser than the pig I have at the mo)
Thanks for any help peeps