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andtckrtoo2010-04-28 17:35:36 +0000 #1
I have an old Klein Stage with a gorgeous red aluminum frame that is so comfy to ride, however it came with one of the first ever triples and does not shift very well. If I wanted to replace to derailluer, the chain and the cogs - what else would I need? I'm looking to get the parts relatively inexpensively so I want to make sure I get everything.
VeloVT2010-04-28 17:39:16 +0000 #2
I think it's the case that some derailleurs and some cranksets do not make happy combinations. So I'm not sure you can automatically assume, especially if you are looking at combining older and newer components, that just changing the fd will improve the shifting dramatically -- you may be happier with a new crankset instead of, or in addition to, the new fd.

just a thought...
andtckrtoo2010-04-28 18:08:09 +0000 #3
Oh, you are absolutely right, Liz! I'm just not sure what all parts I need to replace to make sure I replace them all!

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