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DA Double to Triple(6 posts)

DA Double to Triplesiclmn
Mar 6, 2002 6:34 PM
I need to have a triple chainring on my double Dura Ace bike. Colorado Cyclist has the conversion setup in the catalogue for almost $800. Is it necessary to spend this much to do it right?
re: DA Double to Triplecyclopathic
Mar 6, 2002 6:43 PM
probably.

older DA shifter is not compatible with triples so you need it.
you also need wider bottom braket, cranks, front/rear derailuers and longer chain.
re: DA Double to Tripleweiwentg
Mar 6, 2002 7:21 PM
AFAIK, all shifters lower down in Shimano's line support both doubles and triples. is this correct?
I know Ultegra does, I suggest you mix/match for the best pricePaul
Mar 7, 2002 4:07 AM
For example, the front/rear Ultegra derailleurs aren't much different in weight, but cheaper. Though, I would spend the extra bucks for the Dura Ace shifters, and perhaps the cassette.
ideamaps
Mar 6, 2002 8:08 PM
offer to trade with someone..... there are always people showing up here that want to convert from triple to double because they look fredish
Another Ideano excuses
Mar 7, 2002 10:08 AM
My LBS worked with me when I did the same with an Ultegra double. He practically took the double components on consignment and traded goods and services in exchange. Some of the exchange was the components for the triple. I followed up a few times and after a few months found a buyer whe wanted to build with the double.
I dealt with two bike shops during the process and only my regular shop was the one who helped me out.
I think I was a little lucky, but it did work out for both parties.