I'm sorry if you guys get asked the same questions over and over again.
I recently purchased a used 98 Cannondale Caad 3 R1000 frame. I was riding a 2007 KHS Flite 250. I switched all the components from the KHS to the Caad 3 except for the BB and the front derailleur (toasted). I finished the bike and just returned from the second ride on it, and I have a problem I did not have on the KHS.
The gearing feels to easy. Does that make sense? I went to climb a few hills and never even had to drop to my small chainring. But on the flats, I could only generate about 28mph in the gearing. So i did some research.
The KHS came with a 50/34 crankset. Now I am not sure what the Caad3 came with, but looking at some new cranksets, I see the numbers 53/39 come up quite a bit. Does this seem like a more appropriate crankset size now that I am dealing with a more efficient frame and a new smooth BB?
I read Sheldon Brown, but honestly, he confuses me. Any help would be greatly appreciated.