|How To Convert From Triple to a Double?||sidley|
Jun 3, 2001 6:40 AM
|I'm building up a new frame with old, mostly, ultregra parts. Presently it has a triple but I want to convert it to a double.
I've been given 2 options. First, the $20 option: take off the third ring and lock out the superfluous gears. Second, the $400 option purchase new BB, R. derail., F. derail., and crankset, and the labor to install that.
Can I get away with the $20 option for a little while?
|re: How To Convert From Triple to a Double?||nutmegger|
Jun 3, 2001 7:13 AM
|How about the $0 option; just don't use the third ring.|
|re: How To Convert From Triple to a Double?||Rusty Coggs|
Jun 3, 2001 7:43 AM
|You really dont need a new crankset.Just remove the granny ring and use the BB for the double crankset.|
|re: How To Convert From Triple to a Double?||mr tornado head|
Jun 3, 2001 10:43 AM
|I'll echo Rusty's comments. Get the BB with a shorter spindle, adust the H & L on the front der, and remove the third chainring.
Question is, why? Mostly flat where you ride? Trying to lighten up the bike?
|What are you trying to accomplish?||Spoke Wrench|
Jun 3, 2001 9:26 AM
|If you are trying to improve your shifting, removing a chainring and using the stuff you have now isn't going to do it.
If you just want the look of a double, you aren't going to get that either. The guys who care about that sort of thing will spot that long cage derailleur from across the parking lot.
|re: How To Convert From Triple to a Double?||VaMootsman|
Jun 3, 2001 9:43 AM
|Someone else on this post wants to run a double? My god, lord above, there is someone else.|| |