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Old 11-21-07, 09:38 PM   #1
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Wheel switching

I'm wanting to setup my Tricross Comp to be able to climb mountains and was wondering how this setup would work. I have two wheelsets for it with one having a 12/25 cassette for the normal riding/commuting that I do and the other I plan on putting on a 11/34 cassette for climbing. My crankset is an Ultegra 52/39. If I change the short cage Ultegra RD to a mountain long cage RD can I get away with just changing out the wheels and not have to worry about chain wrap? I'd rather not have to change the chain when I want to change wheels.

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Old 11-21-07, 09:54 PM   #2
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Just get a 12/25 and throw a triple on there. New rear der., new cranks, and you have a backup wheel set.
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You won't need to change chains.If the RD handles a 11/34, 12/25 is no problem.
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Great, thanks. Wasn't sure.

No, triple isn't the answer. Like the double better and it's cheaper to do it the way I want.

Edit: If triple was the answer I wouldn't be selling my other bike.
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