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    crank?

    can you just take off the third ring off of a triple and make it a double?

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    yes u can. FD adjustments need to be made though

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    Yes, but what would you accomplish by doing that?
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    dont know, thats his problem

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    oh i'm trying to convert to a double, but don't have money to upgrade my crank

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    Yeah, just take out the inner ring and tighten up your inner limit screw. Unbolt the cable-clamp screw and tighten up the cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otakux View Post
    can you just take off the third ring off of a triple and make it a double?
    Been there, done that. I have a Bianchi Alloro that I wanted a "compact" double crankset, so I installed an old set of Deore crankarms with 36/50 chainrings. It works fine.
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    Unless you have a really cheap crank in which they are permanently attached together.
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