road triple chainline / mtb crank for road?

Discussion in 'Road & Cyclocross' started by nmr8, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. nmr8

    nmr8 Monkey

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    someone wants to put a mtb triple on their road bike...

    typical road chainline is 43.5 - 45, modern outboard bb mtb triples are all 50 i think. road dropouts are narrower too, which could exacerbate a bad chainline.

    anyone have any experience with this? i guess i'm going to have to just go ahead and try it and see what happens.
     

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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    What about a touring triple?
     
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    reflux Turbo Monkey

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    Are they planning on climbing 60% grades?

    Have they already installed a mountain bike cassette?
     
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    don't know, doesn't really matter to me. i discussed the issue with the owner, tried to sell him off the idea, but he just wants a mountain crank, which is ok with me, so long as it works fine :)

    great idea, i'll look into these.