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Switching from triple to double(4 posts)

Switching from triple to doublefiltersweep
Jun 10, 2002 12:31 PM
I'm thinking about switching to a double. I never seem to use the small ring, and I live in the midwest where it is flat. I currently have all 105, but might even change shifters (I had a run in with a car, and my left shifter is deeply scratched). My understanding is the shifters work for either double or triple, and that I'd just need a new front deraileur and crankset. Is this an easy enough do-it-myself job (I'm quite mechanical), or are there a bunch of special tools and techniques required for such a change. My understanding is that Ultegra is completely interchangeable with 105, as well... correct me if I'm wrong.
re: Switching from triple to doubleJekyll
Jun 10, 2002 12:57 PM
You will not need a new front derailleur or shifters, Ultegra is completely interchangeable with 105 or DA, you will need to add a new BB to your list along with a set of cranks. You could also go to a short cage rear derailleur if you prefer - a little better shifting and a little less weight. The only "specialized" tool you should need is a BB remover - $15 from Park Tools and an 8mm allen wrench if you don't have one. May also need a chain tool. Happy wrenching.
re: Switching from triple to doublefiltersweep
Jun 10, 2002 1:22 PM
Thanks a ton!
If you need components and are not in a hurry...PeterRider
Jun 11, 2002 11:57 AM
I will switch from double to triple before the end of the month (I still need to receive a headset and a front derailleur before building that new bike). So I will have double Ultegra stuff for sale: bottom bracket/cranks/front and rear derailleur, chain. Everything in very good shape, used about 700 miles.