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Triple to Double Crankset
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I figure that I may change/upgrade my crankset this winter.
So I have this crummy junk Tracer crank, real department store crankset. I was looking at getting a double as I find that I don't need the little 22T ring and only occasionally utilize the larger 52T ring. Maybe I could go single but the doubles are pretty reasonable.
I do worry about chain length & chain types or rather which ones to get with a new double.
I have a Shimano megarange in the back, which I like, and would like to keep that in place or get a new one at the least. The megarange seems to have held up pretty well and you can still get the 7 speed cassettes for a decent price.<br />
So what "Gotchas" do I need to watch out for when buying the parts for this upgrade scenario?

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You shouldn't have to replace the chain, but you may have to shorten it if you get smaller chainrings on the front. Other than that you'll just have to <a href="http://bikeride.com/adjust-front-derailer/">adjust the front derailleur</a> once the new crank is installed.

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