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Location: Sacramento, California, USA
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Triple FD with Double Crankset?
Trying to be cheaply creative, or is it creatively cheap? Anyway, here's my plan:
Using an Ultegra 6500 triple front derailleur with a Suntour Superbe Pro 52/42 double crankset (with the appropriate 109 mm BB).
In theory, as long as I have the inner limit screw set, the Ultegra triple should work just fine. In fact, I thought I read somewhere in this forum that the Ultegra triple FD is optimized for the 10 tooth drop, whereas the double is optimized for the 14 tooth drop of the now standard 53/39 setup.
Does this sound right?