Join Date: May 2010
Location: Acton, MA (20 miles west of Boston) - GORGEOUS cycling territory!
Bikes: 2007 Specialized Roubaix Elite Triple - 1st ride = century 9/19/2010 , Ultegra
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What else needs changing/adjusting after swappin 53/39 crankset for a 50/34 crankset?
I'm replacing my 35 year old Lotus with a triple and 7 speeds with a 2007 GT GTR Series 2 (CF, Ultegra except 105 brakes and FAS crank). I replaced the upgraded SRAM Force 53/39 crank set with the original FAS 50/34 crank. It's not as precise, especially shifting the front derailleur. I can take it to my LBS, but I need to know this stuff AND I'd like to ride it in two group rides this weekend (I just started this month but I've been doing 60-70 miles a weekend).
I've only ridden it a few miles. I have to sort of force the brifter extra hard to get it to climb from the small chain ring to the big one. And there's some clickety-click interference sounds in certain gear combinations.
- Do i need to remove link(s)?
- Does the front derailleur need to be lowered?
- Is there a great road bike how-to web site?
Here are pictures (I wish I knew how to get them inserted full size) -