Using a mountain crankset on a 700c touring bike
Does anybody have a problem using a mountain crankset on a bike with larger wheels and a lower bottom bracket? I was thinking of using a crankset with a 44 or 42 big ring on a bike with 700c wheels. I noticed that the chainstays tilt up more on bikes with 700c wheels and lower bottom brackets than they do with mountain bikes that use smaller wheels and a higher bottom bracket. I haven't tried it yet, but I am concerned that the front derailleur will hit the chainstay. What is the smallest chainring that one can use to avoid this?