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    Hybrid with MTB components to Drops and 105...AND I've never done this before!!

    Hello,
    I have collected ALMOST all the parts for the conversion.

    I have already:
    handlebars
    105 5603 brifters (came with new cables)
    105 5600 FD
    105 5700 RD
    105 5603 triple crank
    105 5600 11-25 10sp cassette
    "travel agent"s for the brakes

    Still need to order:
    Bottom bracket (English or Italian? how do I know??)
    Chain.
    TOOLS

    Can someone please tell me 1) what special tools do I need to buy? and 2) How do I know what Bottom Bracket I need?

    Thanks!!

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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    If the bike is your Cannondale it uses an English bottom bracket and specs for a triple usually call for a 118 mm width.

    If the bikes use the same crank interface the existing bb may be fine if the width is correct and for this you will need a crank puller and if a different bb is needed you will need the right removal tools and installation tools.

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    I'm not being snarky by posting this instead of writing an explanation-recommendation thesis, but I'm dog tired and about to head to bed (working on three hours of sleep right now and it's already 9 PM ) --

    Have you checked the Park Tools website? They want to sell bike tools, so they want to teach people how to use them.
    http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help
    Bottom brackets: http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-...ottom-brackets
    Derailleurs and shifters: http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-...illeur-systems

    Alex at Bicycle Tutor has been putting together a bucketload of good videos, too:
    http://bicycletutor.com/

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    5600 series cranks use Shimano's external BB cups; the spindle is already incorporated into the driveside crank arm. Any of the "road" BB cups (BB-4500/5600/5700/6600/6700, etc) with English threading should be fine.

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    THANK YOU!!

    Barrak-go to bed!

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