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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Bye, bye, triple

I no longer have a triple crank on my Allez. I'm now going to try to make it with two front rings. I'll let you know what I think about it whenever I get a chance to try it out.

So, why did I do it? It was because ever since I got the bike the bottom bracket has made a racket. Whenever I would climb under load, it sounded like the crank was going to pop off the bike. Besides the physical stresses that most have been going on in there, I'll add the mental annoyance of hearing that over and over again.

Turns out the problem was a documented issue with that crank set. So, the answer was to replace it. The deed is done, but I won't get to test it out until tomorrow evening.

Hope my upgrade to a Shimano comp will cut out the racket!

I'm told that I really will have the same range at the triple with the added value of a solid bottom and smoother shifting. Somehow I am a little skeptical that the lower range of the gears will spin quite like the triple. I'll let you know...

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