Does anyone have an answer to this +1lap reader's question?
Hello. First off let me say I really like your website. Now I have a question. I have a stock Truvativ Touro 50/36 compact crankset with a 68x108mm BB and a 45.5mm chain line (?). And a 12-26T 9-speed cassette. I'm leaning towards a 40T chainring.
I'm trying to get the straightest chain line for this setup. Should I get a 68x107mm and run the chain ring on the outside (I'm adding 2 bash guards) or get the 68x113mm and run the chain ring on the inside?
Also, assuming I'll need chain ring bolts for a triple crankset, what size spacers? I'll be getting 2 42T BBG Super lights. Do people normally get bash guards 2T bigger? Obviously this is all new to me. I bought a 54cm Moto' Fantom CX for my introduction to cyclo-cross. Thanks for your time and expertise.
This is my 44cm 2008 Salsa Chili Con Crosso custom cross build. I attempted to build the lightest possible bike that my budget would allow. Many parts I had previously on my Ridley and just swapped them over to this cross project. Once the bike was complete the project weighed in at 16.36 pounds. I could take some weight off, putting this bike into the 15-pound weight class by switching out the Shimano Ultegra Cranks and changing the ZIPP clinchers to a tubular set.
Cross Bike Setup:
Salsa Chili Con Crosso Frame Set
Cane Creek 110 Headset
Campagnolo Record Derailleur
Campagnolo Record Right Brake/Shift Lever
Campagnolo Record 10 Speed Cassette
Salsa Titanium Skewers
Salsa Seat Clamp
Ritchey WCS Handlebar
Ritchey WCS 4-Axis Stem
Shimano Left Brake R400 Lever
Campagnolo Record 10 Speed Chain
TRP Eurox Carbon Cantilever Brakes
ZIPP 404 Clinchers
Fizi:k Arione Saddle
USE Alien Carbon Seat Post
Kenda Small Block 8 Tires
Handle Bar Tap
Shimano Ultegra Cranks
Crank Brothers Candy SL
FSA Cyclocross Carbon Fiber Chainguard
3rd Eye Chain Watcher Chain Deflector
Cables and Housing
Special thanks to the guys at NRC in Kyle, Texas for helping me get the project race ready!