Cycling Saved My Life
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Bikes: '12 CAAD 10 Ultegra, '78 Medici Pro Strada, 80s Tommasini Prestige
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Did the double conversion anyway.
I asked for input about converting my C'Dale R500T to a double last spring. At the time I said I'd keep the triple. After returning to riding I decided to go back to the double crank I liked so much.
I assembled the parts from ebay and my LBS. Still need a FD due to clearance between the seat tube and the rear tire, the RSX FD has too much bulk on the back side for where I had to move it to with the larger big ring
. Everything went together well. The parts were in better condition than described for both the RD and the crank/bottom bracket. I picked up the park tools and a SRAM 6-7-8 speed compatible chain at the LBS and will get a FD tomorrow.
I am jazzed to be back on the double that I like so well. Sorry to go against the advice
but i just wanted to do this project. I have the triple crank and the BB if I want to go back to the stock set up. Thanks for the input even if I am a hardheaded Marine
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
"I did not choose to have Parkinson's Disease, I do choose not to allow it to control my life." Davis Phinney(paraphrased)