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Old 09-13-10, 04:50 PM   #1
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Tiagra shifter, can it handle a triple crank?

I have a Tiagra shifter and a double crank. Can the shifter be adjusted to use a triple? If so, how?
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It may or may not be triple compatible. ST-4500 and 4503 will work with either double or triple. ST-4501 will work only with a double. If you can't find a model number, you can test yourself. Downshift all the way, disconnect the cable at the front derailleur, and see how many upshift sweeps you can make with the brake lever/shifter. For a triple, you need to be able to make two full sweeps, not counting any trim shifts you may feel/hear.

What are you trying to accomplish? If converting a bike from double to triple, there will be a lot of things to change over.
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