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Originally Posted by loose spoke View Post
One challenge will be the front derailleur.. Mtn FD won't always work correctly with road shifters unless you run friction due to different pull rates. Road FD many times will not adjust low enough to shift and trim to the outer ring without hitting the center ring of a triple.. Sometimes it will work if there is enough difference in the diameter of the rings.
If jackb is running the bike stock, it comes with a Deore front on bar end shifters. Going to a mountain bike crank shouldn't be an issue. The chainline might be but that can be taken care of with spacers on the external bearing BB.

I would suggest against a 42 outer. That's a really low high gear which means that you'll spend a lot of time coasting down hills. Try to find a 44 or a 48 tooth outer.
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