Changing from 53 to 50 chainring...what do I do??

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by anneslam, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. anneslam

    anneslam New Member

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    I want to put a compact 50/34 crankarm set up on my bike and take off the 53/39.
    can someone give me details of what I need to do? I have bought the appropiate BB. I want to know the other changes....FD and chain length....and what alterations I need there.
    thanks
    anne
     
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  2. ghsmith54

    ghsmith54 New Member

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    You've mentioned the two things you need to do: move the front derailleur down so that it is 1-2 mm away from the 50 chainring and take a few links out of the chain. For correct chain length see:

    http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/FAQchainlength.shtml

    Greg
     
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