Author Topic: Can I change the chainrings/crankset?  (Read 484 times)

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Offline jolobike

Can I change the chainrings/crankset?
« on: July 26, 2013, 07:01:47 pm »
I'm new to the whole touring bike world, and really am just getting into cycling. I've been doing tons of research and know just enough to be dangerous.  ;) I'm looking at buying a 2003 Trek 520. This is from the vintage when Trek was using the Shimano 105 Triple, 30/42/52. It's got an 11-32, 9 cogs on back. While I don't plan on doing loaded touring anytime in the near future, I live in a very hilly region and I think I'll be wanting lower low gears. So, will I be able to just swap out the crankset? Is this something that a LBS will need to do, or can a reasonably mechanically minded person do it? Assuming it can be done, what do you recommend I look at, and about how much $$ would this upgrade cost?

Thanks!
Lori
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Offline DanE

Re: Can I change the chainrings/crankset?
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2013, 04:03:49 am »
This subject was just discussed:

http://forums.adventurecycling.org/index.php?topic=11756.0

You might want to read that thread.

Offline jolobike

Re: Can I change the chainrings/crankset?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2013, 06:07:25 am »
Thanks Dan! Sorry I missed this.