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Dura-ace switch from triple to double question.(6 posts)

Dura-ace switch from triple to double question.regulajo
Jan 6, 2003 8:17 AM
I am wanting to switch from a dura-ace triple group to double and wonder if anyone knows if I have to change my STI shifters to double or can the triple be adjusted and just use those, they seem to be the mostly costly component for the switch. Thanks.
compatibility list hereDougSloan
Jan 6, 2003 10:21 AM
re: Dura-ace switch from triple to double question.MR_GRUMPY
Jan 6, 2003 11:51 AM
The STI shifters will work OK. On the double shifters, the "trim" shift works on the big ring. I'm not sure if the triple has it on the middle ring or not, but it will still operate fine. You might be able to take your 30 tooth ring off and use a double bottom bracket, but i'm not positive. Check with your shop. The rear changer will be fine, as will the front. You can always change the front, whenever you get some spare cash. If you are going to change your cassette, just get an Ultegra. There is only 40g difference.
If you want to trade.............davet
Jan 6, 2003 3:13 PM
......triple components for double components, I would be interested in trading Dura-Ace double stuff, part-for-part (whatever you needed) for your Dura Ace triple stuff. If your components are in as-new to excellent condition, I would buy new double components to trade. E-mail me at

Thanks, Dave.
re: Dura-ace switch from triple to double question.KeeponTrekkin
Jan 7, 2003 7:44 AM
Too many hills where I live. If you don't like davet's offer, consider mine. My DA double components are 2 years old, non-flight deck, in near new condition (exception: bottom bracket, but better to replace with ultegra anyway). I'll do the trade too for comparable gear. It appears the STI shifters are compatible with double and triple but if there are any questions, they could be traded too.
you can exchange with me...LinuxDude
Jan 9, 2003 6:35 AM
I have the whole DA groupo (9-speed, double chainring) on my bike with about 600 miles on it and would like to change to tripple. If you live near NYC area we can exchange parts.