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Originally Posted by dauphin
ok..I have 105 triple crankset, bottom bracket, brifters, front & rear deraillers, 12-27 cassette...10 speed group
I was thinking of going to a compact double...say Ultegra SL compact crank and was wondering what else I would need to swap out and what would be compatible..
Prolly just a new double FD, and drop it down a few mm, do you have a braze-on or clamp? I just got a R700 compact and it has so many ramps and pins you could probably still use a triple (I actually am still using mine) FD, and have it shift like butter.
The chain engages so effortlessly, it's pretty amazing. I thought it would be an issue (have a double Ultegra FD on order) but no.
BTW, not sure if you have decided on the Ultegra's yet, but my R700's were only 115 dollars shipped. They are pretty, and supposed to be somewhere around Ultegra, albeit a few grams heavier. The finish, is definitely up there (I would say close to DA).