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Made the switch from triple to double

Old 02-04-06, 08:00 PM
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Made the switch from triple to double

After several months, I finally got all the parts together and made the switch from 9-speed triple to 10-speed compact double. I was going to go all Chorus components: bottom bracket, cranks, derailleurs, cassette, and brifters. The mail order shop called to tell me that the distributor ran out of stock on the Chorus carbon compact cranks, but that they shipped a Record carbon compact crank for the same price. They called me up to ask me if I wanted the cranks. I had to think about that for, oh, maybe a millisecond and said "Sure, I guess!"
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Great deal, sometimes mistakes work out to your benefit. Oh by the way, you've got one beautiful Serotta!
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I second the beautiful Serotta. Also like your relaxed set-up which is hard to find these days. Looks like about 50mm of stack under your stem putting your bars in a nice comfortable position. Is that a Ritchey WCS stem and seatpost Ritchey ? Anyway, I currently have a Lemond Zurich, but your bike would be the next step up for me.
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I've got a Ritchey WCS stem, Deda 215 bars, USE Alien seatpost, Terry Fly Ti saddle, Campy Record Pro-fit pedals, and Neutron wheelset. I'm seriously considering Ritchey Carbon bars and Look Keo pedals. I think the Keo's would look sweet with the carbon cranks.
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Originally Posted by SteveE
After several months, I finally got all the parts together and made the switch from 9-speed triple to 10-speed compact double. I was going to go all Chorus components: bottom bracket, cranks, derailleurs, cassette, and brifters. The mail order shop called to tell me that the distributor ran out of stock on the Chorus carbon compact cranks, but that they shipped a Record carbon compact crank for the same price. They called me up to ask me if I wanted the cranks. I had to think about that for, oh, maybe a millisecond and said "Sure, I guess!"
Being a student of bicycle design, have to make a comment about your Serotta...beautiful bike. I too am a big fan of handlebars up by the seat as you have. Different manufacturers accomplish this different ways. A note about Serotta frame geometry. The head tube is extended well above the top tube to allow for a taller steerer...pretty unusual though Lemonds have this trait as well. My comment is Serotta can provide a modestly more upright/relaxed frame geometry and minimize stand over height and preserve a horizontal top tube. Most companies today offer bikes with longer head tubes which I prefer for example but minimize stand over with a sloping top tube which joins the head tube closer to the top of the steerer which in theory may be a tad stronger but likely makes no difference.
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You broke the cardinal rule of bicycle porn picture taking -- it's not in the big ring!

Great looking bike and a wonderful deal on the Record upgraded crank.

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Originally Posted by gapowermike
You broke the cardinal rule of bicycle porn picture taking -- it's not in the big ring!

Great looking bike and a wonderful deal on the Record upgraded crank.

Michael
I know, I know. I realized that afterwards but it was too late in the day --- went and got a haircut and did the grocery shopping --- and was dark before I uploaded the photos and realized my faux pas! Guess I'll have to take some more photos today.
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That's a good bike shop. You're fortunate.
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Beautiful Serrota!

Thats is a great switch deal on the Crank, I love the look of the Record Crank.

I too like the look of those spacers. It harkens back to the Quill stem days in profile. I would rather that then the MTB angle on the stem (typical). Thats just plain weird on a road bike.

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Originally Posted by gapowermike
You broke the cardinal rule of bicycle porn picture taking -- it's not in the big ring!
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and the cranks need to be in line with the seat-tube

(Nice Serotta, v. pretty!)

- Wil

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Steve, may I ask why? (no pun intended)
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Originally Posted by ovoleg
Steve, may I ask why? (no pun intended)
Well,

1.) I didn't really use the lowest gear all that much.
2.) I needed/wanted a higher gear.
3.) It makes the bike a bit lighter.
4.) Shifting is a little more brainless
5.) I wanted to go to 10-speed.
6.) I can put the triple on my wife's bike so she can have a better selection of gears
7.) Following from (6) I can switch her from ShimaNO to Campy.
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