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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:44 pm 
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Anyone risked this:

Seems feasible as long as you are sure you won't accidentally drift into big-big.

As currently I have a short cage or spare MTB rear mechs and need something to work with a triple until I find a long cage road mech, which would you choose: MTB mech or short cage?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:40 pm 
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MTB mech.

1. No risks.
2. Easy to swap over to a road long cage as the chain will be the right length already.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:57 am 
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Never set one up that cannot do big-big. You always select it at a moment of crisis, like when you are tired, in traffic etc.

With Campag short cage road mechs I have run a 12-23 with 30-39-48, and a Shimano short cage mech has a longer cage so should take a bit more.

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