Bicycle Mechanics - switching to compact crank?
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05-27-06, 07:05 AM
I have a 05 Cannondale R 1000 with a truvativ 53/39 crank.I want to switch it for either a Shimano compact or a FSA. Any pitfalls ,problems, that I should be aware of?
05-27-06, 07:49 AM
It should be pretty easy. You might want to get a compact der to match. FSA makes one and Shimano should have one as well.
05-27-06, 07:52 AM
If you have a Shimano front derailleur and use the Shimano compact crank, you are good to go. Shimano says their compact crank doesn't need a specific fd. You will, of course, need to lower the fd to obtain the proper clearance with the smaller big chainring.
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