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Component Advice - Drive Train/Seat - Allez Triple Frameset

Old 07-05-06, 09:45 AM
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Component Advice - Drive Train/Seat - Allez Triple Frameset

Been out of cycling since friction shifters and a 7 speed rear cassettes was an advancement.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=208502

At any rate. I'm on an Allez Triple, bought it mainly for the frame and low initial investment because I was unsure I'd be comfortable on a road bike for long periods of time (physically) enough to invest more. The bike rides nice, and the geometry is good for me so I'm going to stick with it but need to dump some weight as I ride a 58mm frame. I plan to convert all of the components across the board dumping the barebones crap components that it came with it. Probably going with Ultegra, Chorus or a mix match of components. Anyone know if the stay width is enough to support a 10, or at least a 9 cassette (itís presently an 8). For the front drive I'm assuming it's a matter of the crankset, BB, FD, RD and shifters (which are crap anyway).

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Old 07-05-06, 12:27 PM
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8,9, and 10-speed road bike hubs are 130mm dropout spaced, but just to be sure measure the rear dropout spacing. Since you plan to replace all of the components, I'd recommend that you go with 10-speed. You need to decide up front if you want to go with Shimano or Campagnolo compatible components and then plan your wheels accordingly. It's best to start with a rear wheel, or at least a rear hub, that is compatible with the shifters, brand and speeds.

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Old 07-05-06, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Al1943
8,9, and 10-speed road bike hubs are 130mm dropout spaced, but just to be sure measure the rear dropout spacing. Since you plan to replace all of the components, I'd recommend that you go with 10-speed. You need to decide up front if you want to go with Shimano or Campagnolo compatible components and then plan your wheels accordingly. It's best to start with a rear wheel, or at least a rear hub, that is compatible with the shifters, brand and speeds.

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Thanks Al. After reading up this AM I've decided to go with a Campy Centaur 3/10 setup to get away from the 39 chainring and go to a 42/53 on the main rings with a smaller cassette with medium rear cage pending the drop-out spacing and avoid any compatibility issues. Never know when that nasty hill comes up on you and the 30 in the front will come in handy, especially as time catches up. This Campy 3/10 suits me weight and price wise. I'm going to go get a cheap micrometer to measure the bike. Too many variables these days not to have a $20 tool. Man things have changed. Can't imagine your thoughts of changes over the years...

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Originally Posted by Allez3
I'm going to go get a cheap micrometer to measure the bike. Too many variables these days not to have a $20 tool. Jim
I wouldn't buy anything special just to measure the dropout spacing, any decent metric scale should work. If you have 8 cogs on your cassette the frame is 130mm spaced and will accept a Campy compatible road hub and 10-speed cassette. I ride Campy and Shimano and have a slight preference for Campy.

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