I have a 40 minute (each way) daily commute that is particularly hilly. I would like to upgrade the groupset of my faithful steel road bike to make my commute more enjoyable. Money is precious at the moment so I have sourced sourced a Shimano Ultegra 6500 groupset, minus the cranks and cassette. My questions are as follows:
Will a set of 8 speed Shimano 105 cranks (which I already own) work with the Ultegra 6500 group?
What new cassette should I buy to help me with the particularly hilly terrain I will encounter.
Any help would be much appreciated.