Compact Chainsets

sparrowlegs78 Posts: 2,583
edited September 2008 in Workshop
Hi Peeps,
I have just bought a roadbike with a shimano biopace chainset on it
and i'm struggling with it on hills ( feeble legged mountain biker :oops: )
So i'am wondering would i be better off with changing it all for a compact set so i can still use my shifters, or go the route of a triple set and have to spend more money on new shifters.
Also if i change it for a compact will i need to buy a new bottom bracket?
I am still a realive newbie to all kinds of cycling so i'm still learning as i go along.
Many thanks for any help, Caz xxxxx