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SYD - Ultegra 2012 crank - swap for equivalent Compact

Postby trailgumby » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:03 pm

I've just picked up an 2012 Ultegra complete groupset off fleaBay with 172.5mm cranks and the normal 53/39 chainrings.Supposedly done about 2,000km.

Having just made the wrong side of a half-century I'd prefer a compact crankset. 172.5 or 175mm crank length is fine.
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Re: SYD - Ultegra 2012 crank - swap for equivalent Compact

Postby familyguy » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:10 pm

Best I've got is Tiagra, should your search be fruitless.

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Re: SYD - Ultegra 2012 crank - swap for equivalent Compact

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Re: SYD - Ultegra 2012 crank - swap for equivalent Compact

Postby bollo » Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:21 pm

if you want to sell PM me i am interested
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Re: SYD - Ultegra 2012 crank - swap for equivalent Compact

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:33 pm

Why don't you just put a bigger cassette on the back? It's a lot cheaper.
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Re: SYD - Ultegra 2012 crank - swap for equivalent Compact

Postby ozdavo » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:59 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Why don't you just put a bigger cassette on the back? It's a lot cheaper.

You lose the benefit of a close ratio cassette. Compact crankset is a better option for maintaining cadence.


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Re: SYD - Ultegra 2012 crank - swap for equivalent Compact

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:01 pm

In my experience you only need close ratio at the bottom end. Once you jump above the 17t your usually heading up hill, riding solo or in a slow group. Close ratio cogs at the top end of the cassette just lead to cross chaining.
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