After over a year on the Giordano Viaggio, my wife and I have decided that we're really hooked on it and want to upgrade it significantly - new wheels and components. We're going to upgrade from the triple 8 speed to a compact 10 speed, and in so doing will need to totally re-do the cranks. I want to try making it a right-sided drive, which seems do-able.
I have seen mention on various blog and forum posts that people have done this, but I have yet to find a real detailed description of how it was done. So, I am thinking I will upgrade my bottom brackets to BSA, get a single speed crank for the front and a compact crank for the rear (likely SRAM Force or Red). I'm intrigued by the thought of gettting a compact triple-izer, which adds an additional cog to a compact (with the help of a 118mm bottom bracket).
I can't work out how to make the chainline straight apart from using spacers. Should I use a 113mm BB in the front?
Any advice or past experience with this kind of mod would be much appreciated!