New here, advice please about components for my bike?

Dinan Posts: 2
edited April 2011 in Road beginners
Hi everyone, new to the forum.
Hoping people here can give me some info on parts for my bike and compatibility.
I recently started road biking and purchased a bike at the end of last summer. Being the way I am with any hobby I take up, I decided to start adding more parts to my bike. Currently I have a Cervelo S1 2010 with Zipp 404's tubulars.

Now I want to add are other components.

Firstly, I wanted to know whether cranks are universal? My cervelo came with shimano ultegra components (6600 series i think RD and FD as well as the shifters). The crank is an FSA gossamer compact crank (50/34) and i wanted to upgrade to a normal crank tooth setup (53/39).

Firstly, can i switch to another FSA crank or another series shimano crank? are the teeth different and will they work with the chain i have currently? Also since im switching from a compact crank to a normal size crank will it work with my rear derailer and casette? In other words.... what do I need to change to make my setup work?

Furthermore, I have been looking around for handlebars and stems and was interested in the Ritchey components..... anyone hear good things about this company?

Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance :D


  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667

    Welcome to the forum!

    Why is it you are wanting to change the parts?