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

Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-15-09, 07:22 PM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 61
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
double/triple spacing

How does the spacing between the two chainrings of a double crankset compare to that of a triple crankset. I'm curious because I'll be switching from a triple to a double crankset, and I'm wondering if I'll need a new front shifter. Currently I use a Shimano ST-2200 Triple (which has no trim settings).
chungaroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-09, 07:49 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Oklahoma
Bikes: Trek 5500, Colnago C-50
Posts: 9,438
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
All Shimano triple shifters will work on double cranksets. Usually the derailleur and shifter are setup the same way for doubles and triples although it will be necessary to release the cable and start all over on the derailleur setup. I recommend the instructions found at
You will most likely need a new bottom bracket compatible with your crankset and frame (BB shell).
I don't know what you hope to gain. A double crankset is a bit lighter but the conversion is not that easy unless you are a good mechanic.
Is it really worth it to you?


Last edited by Al1943; 10-15-09 at 07:53 PM.
Al1943 is offline   Reply With Quote

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 08:29 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.