Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    assonfire Heyduke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Colorado Springs
    Posts
    324
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Questions Regarding Drivetrain for Touring Rig

    I'm just looking for some comfirmation that what I'm hoping to set up for my touring build will work. If not, I'm looking for corrections/suggestions.

    I'm planning on using a 9 speed 12-27 cassette, Ultegra 6500 RD and a compact crankset (50/34). My shifters are 9 speed. This should work with a regular double FD shouldn't it? Also, if I go with a new external bearing crankset advertised as "10 speed compatiable," will it also work with a 9 speed set up?

    Thanks for any help!

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    My Bikes
    '''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
    Posts
    24,778
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Shimano says their double fd's work with both a standard road (53/39 or 52/39) crank and a compact crank. The "10-speed" crank should work fine.

    If you are planning real loaded touring, unless you are VERY strong, a 34x27 gear isn't likely to be low enough unless you stay in relatively flat areas. Most tourists use a triple crank with a 26T or 24T granny or even an MTB crank with a 22T or 20T granny and a Xx32 or Xx34 cassette.

  3. #3
    bike rider jimmythefly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Seattle
    My Bikes
    83 Trek 500, 2x 90s Novara Randonee, Zion 737, Specialized Rockhopper, Nishiki Colorado, Univega Specialissima
    Posts
    282
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'll second what Hillrider says. Your listed set up will function just fine. However, if you're really going to be hauling loaded panniers and plan on climbing any hill, I'd reconsider your gearing. A mountain rear derailleur and mountain cassette would be a good idea if you already have the cranks, or consider a triple.

  4. #4
    hello roadfix's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Los Angeles
    My Bikes
    thank you for asking
    Posts
    18,502
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah, that gearing is not low enough if you plan on doing some loaded touring. Down to a 17 inch low gear would be nice, but that would require a triple.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Vero Beach FL
    Posts
    1,103
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    +1 on all the above

  6. #6
    assonfire Heyduke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Colorado Springs
    Posts
    324
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks all.

    Since I'm not THAT strong, I'll go back to the drawing board and see what I can come up with for a triple set-up.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •