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    Ultegra Crankset

    I need to replace my Ultegra 9sp triple crank set and I am having a difficult time locating one. There are plenty of deals on the 10sp triples at the LBS(I do want to buy this through my LBS)and I know they can order a 9sp for me but at a higher cost. Does it really mater with the crank set whether it is a 9 or 10sp? it seems to me the only place that would be an issue is in the rear cassette.
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    ngateguy, Can just chainrings fix the problem? Bottom bracket also?

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    IMO a modern Tiagra 9sp crankset is an upgrade from a legacy (i.e. Octalink) Ultegra crankset. Newer technology and construction have trickled down to make 9sp Tiagra a nice performer at a good price if you're not hung up on the name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryker View Post
    IMO a modern Tiagra 9sp crankset is an upgrade from a legacy (i.e. Octalink) Ultegra crankset. Newer technology and construction have trickled down to make 9sp Tiagra a nice performer at a good price if you're not hung up on the name.
    Thanks I will check it out
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradtx View Post
    ngateguy, Can just chainrings fix the problem? Bottom bracket also?

    Brad
    No the threads are stripped on the crankset but the BB is ok
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    Quote Originally Posted by ngateguy View Post
    Does it really mater with the crank set whether it is a 9 or 10sp?
    No. The 10 will work fine. BTW, I'm surprised that your LBS did not tell you this.

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    ngateguy, I was just about to put a octalink Ultegra triple on craigs list for cheap. PM me if you might be interested.
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