Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-25-06, 10:40 PM   #1
late
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
late's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Southern Maine
Bikes:
Posts: 8,377
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
26/39/50 for touring

Hi,
my LBS suggested this, and I tried it. They put 26/39/50 FSA rings on my Ultegra cranks. That is the only brand I know of that will work. Even with them there is a ramp that needs to be ground off.

But work they do. I love it. I have 26/34 for my low gear now. But I spend
most of my time in the middle ring. With a low of 39/34 there are few places where
I need lower or higher than what the middle ring provides.

Very cool. I also put on some Shimano a520 touring pedals, and they are just dandy so far.
late is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-06, 09:40 AM   #2
johnny99
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Northern California
Bikes:
Posts: 10,575
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
TA triple chainrings work well on 8 or 9 speed Ultegra cranks. Don't know about 10 speed.
johnny99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-06, 12:55 PM   #3
GiantDave
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Paragon, In
Bikes: Giant OCR Touring/Schwinn Moab3
Posts: 218
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah, my first tour bike (giant ocr tour) had that type of gearing after I told my lbs to change the rings and cassette to something more usefull. Now I have pure mnt gearing (even better)
GiantDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:05 PM.