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    Senior Member rthomse's Avatar
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    switching to compact crank?

    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?

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    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.
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    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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