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I now have a carbon fiber triple chainring road bike

eric strt6

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Ruth quit road riding and gave me her old OCLV Trek with a triple. 9 speed full Ultegra Group. All I had to do to make it rideable for me was swap pedals and take off her 60mm stem and put on a 110mm for me. Score. Now as a old bastard at 64 I really did not enjoy the hills with the double on my Colnago, so we shall see how I do with a triple.
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HardtailHack

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Yeah I was here for the triple carbon rings too.

What ratios are they? My old man has gone from a 3x8 105 to 2x11 and misses the low ratio of the old 3x setup.
I would rather he goes to a 11-38 cassette than go back to the 3x set up.

Why do you have the speedo pickup so high on the fork?
 

eric strt6

Resident Curmudgeon
Sep 8, 2001
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7,852
directly above the center of the earth
Yeah I was here for the triple carbon rings too.

What ratios are they? My old man has gone from a 3x8 105 to 2x11 and misses the low ratio of the old 3x setup.
I would rather he goes to a 11-38 cassette than go back to the 3x set up.

Why do you have the speedo pickup so high on the fork?
as for the speedo and other stuff. My wife had the Polar set up for speedo, cadence HR monitor etc. I just stripped off all that crap prior to heading out today.

Chainrings 24*36*52 cogset 12-26
 

eric strt6

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So I went out for a 20 today. Lots of stops to adjust the fit. Seat Height, Seat angle, Handlebar angle. I like the quietness of the bike and the ride. It's going to take a while to get used to the throw of the lever for the triple and a few more rides to get the cockpit just right. The tires looked fine before the ride but afterwards the rear was falling apart cracks and flaps. The front is nots as bad but I just ordered a bunch more as I only had one spare laying around.

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