Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Triple



The Resurrecto is evolving. After my last mixed-terrain-lots-of-climbing-ride (hereafter referred to as a "mixter") on the hacked RB-1, I decided to put a triple on it. 



I sort of feel bad doing this, since it makes my Rawland a bit redundant. The Rawland will still be my proper mountain/rough-stuff bike and deep snow bike, but I think the majority of my long mixter rides will be on the RB-1. Compared to the Rawland, it just feels a lot more spry. Especially on a mixter where more than half of the overall mileage is paved. I guess it might be a good thing that the RB-1 can't take the new quasi-motos and the Hetres. I always must have a bike that can take the Hetres.



Anyway, I've had this bitchin' Sugino PX crankset in my stash for a while. It's obviously a clone of the TA Cyclotouriste -- very French/classic looking. I originally got the crank set to make a 44/30 double, but I'm flush in those normally-hard-to-find cranks (86 BCD, the PX, and 94/58 bcd compacts) at the moment. So I can use the PX as god intended it to be used: as a triple with 48/36/26 rings. Set up with a 11-26 cassette, I'm good to go. A 12-28 would make a tad more sense, but 11-26 is close enough.



I had to add about 3 mm of spacers to the 122 mm bottom bracket to get the cranks to work, and it's a tight fit. A hair less tolerance than I like, but I can live with it.

6 comments:

rory said...

ahh, but what about setting it up as a 42x26

fredjdukes said...

...I have always liked yellow cats...

John Speare said...

Rory: I had 44/30. The problem was that I didn't have a good general dirt/moderate climbing-cruising front ring. I think 36 is what I'm looking for. We'll see though.

Fred: to my eyes he's orange. he's also a killer. we built a fort for Maddie last weekend and found a stash of squirel tails and feathers in his little dry spot in teh back yard.

Michael said...

Hmm... Your photos aren't loading for me. Weird.

Any advise on where and how to buy a frame and assorted what-nots for someone that's thinking about building up their first bike?

John Speare said...

Michael - if you're in spokane, try Pedals2People.

Anonymous said...

You should post some pics of the fort. wade