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Old 07-13-08, 05:00 PM
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swapping cranksets

So I took the new bike on some real hills today and ouch my legs hurt. Problem is, my new bike has a standard double and my old bike has a compact. So I'm thinking of swapping cranks .

Should I swap the cranks between the bikes or buy a new crankset. My current cranks are Ultegra SL standard and an FSA SL-K carbon compact.

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how about a different cassette??
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these guys sell a Shimano 12-28, which will take the edge off.

https://www.interlocracing.com/cassettes_steel.html

What did you have on your compact rig?
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Swapping cranksets should be pretty quick/easy. You'll have to swap the bottom brackets also, I believe and you might have chain length issues if you're cross chaining.
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these guys sell a Shimano 12-28, which will take the edge off.

https://www.interlocracing.com/cassettes_steel.html

What did you have on your compact rig?
On both I have 12-27 cassettes. How big do the back rings go? It would be cool to have multiple cassettes I can swap but my understanding is that the front ring will make more of a difference.
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On both I have 12-27 cassettes. How big do the back rings go? It would be cool to have multiple cassettes I can swap but my understanding is that the front ring will make more of a difference.
They have bigger 10sp cassettes, but you'd have to put a long cage derailleur on the back.
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