Road Triple as an "Alpine" Double.
This is an "is it worth it" idea. In my mind I'm 98% sure it'll work. First, I have an early 80's Univega road bike that has a 52 X39 crankset (square taper) and a 14-28 freewheel (6spd); 700c wheelset. Second, have a Sugino road triple crankset (52/42/30) that I'm considering to convert as a double with 42/24 rings (I have the rings). From what I can gather, it should work. Chain and line will need to be adjusted but I'm not sure about the FD. Will I need to change the FD to a road triple FD or do you think the old FD will work? The bike has downtube friction shifters (Shimano DuraAce). Your input, comments, suggestions would be appreciated. I'm sure I'm overlooking something. PG.