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Component swap question...(3 posts)

Component swap question...peterjh9
Jan 13, 2003 9:27 AM
Hello All,

I am planning on purchasing a new bike within a month or so. The bike I plan on getting has a triple ring Tiagra crankset. I wish to swap this out (at time of purchase) for a double ring Tiagra crank.

Is this possible without swapping any other components (IE..shifters, derailleurs)?

Thanks a bunch
re: Component swap question...hideano
Jan 13, 2003 10:30 AM
you will need a new bottom bracket

you have to align chainrings with rear cassette properly

the triple will not allow for proper alignment

why Tiagra?? why not use better quality--105 or ultegra

look on ebay for good prices
Few reasons...peterjh9
Jan 13, 2003 11:06 AM
Mainly, cost, and me trying to keep that cost down.

Secondly, I am hoping that the shop that I am purchasing the bike from, will do the swap outs free of charge. They take the stock triple for themselves, and give me a comparable double. They can then align the crankset et al.

Thanks