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Old 03-25-06, 10:40 PM   #1
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26/39/50 for touring

my LBS suggested this, and I tried it. They put 26/39/50 FSA rings on my Ultegra cranks. That is the only brand I know of that will work. Even with them there is a ramp that needs to be ground off.

But work they do. I love it. I have 26/34 for my low gear now. But I spend
most of my time in the middle ring. With a low of 39/34 there are few places where
I need lower or higher than what the middle ring provides.

Very cool. I also put on some Shimano a520 touring pedals, and they are just dandy so far.
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TA triple chainrings work well on 8 or 9 speed Ultegra cranks. Don't know about 10 speed.
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Yeah, my first tour bike (giant ocr tour) had that type of gearing after I told my lbs to change the rings and cassette to something more usefull. Now I have pure mnt gearing (even better)
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