Lowering gears

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ElaineB
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Re: Lowering gears

Postby ElaineB » 4 Nov 2015, 4:56pm

That's great to hear. Mine is a band-on front mech and I was told by my LBS that that would be a problem, sadly. So I have now decided to sell my lovely Cannondale to someone who wants compact gearing and I have bought a 'tourer' which has a 20" low gear.....should be low enough!!
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cycleruk
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Re: Lowering gears

Postby cycleruk » 4 Nov 2015, 7:02pm

"Brifter" is a concoction of "brake & shifter" that some people use.

Just as an addition to other people above input:-
I have a 10 speed 105 long arm rear mech' working perfectly with a 11/34 SLX cassette.
On the front is an 8 speed 105 FD working on a Deore 10 speed triple 26/36/46 chainset.
Both operated from 10 speed 105 STI.
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It's either a headwind, or you're going well.
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ElaineB
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Re: Lowering gears

Postby ElaineB » 4 Nov 2015, 10:28pm

Thank you for explaining that! Very interested in your set up, it really is amazing what can be done with a little knowledge and help from this excellent forum. Thank you all.