Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Paradise, TX
Bikes: Surly Cross Check, Redline Monocog 29er, Generic Track bike, Surly Pugsley, Salsa Fargo, Schwinn Klunker
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The stock crank is a triple without the inside ring. He will just need a wider bottom bracket and the appropriate small chainring. The stock rings are 36/48, so the gearing is lower than a regular road bike to begin with. The rear derailer will work fine with an 11-32 mountain cassette if he chooses to go that route instead. I have two wheelsets for mine, one with an 11-32 cassette and 45mm knobbies for mountain bike trails and one with the stock cassette and 28mm slicks for road rides. I can swap between the two without adjusting a thing.
Last edited by c_m_shooter; 08-27-08 at 01:34 AM.