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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:05 pm 
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Hello everybody

I am restoring a Raleigh M-Trax circa 1992. I need advice on what Chainset, front and rear derailleurs and shifters would be best to use.

Nothing too expensive, middle of the range.

Though it started life as a mountain bike I am looking to convert it more to a cyclocross bike.

Thanks

Rich


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:03 pm 
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Personally I'd pick Deore LX- good functional stuff that also lasts.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:14 pm 
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Yeah i love m56x series. The black stuff. My favourite.


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Couldn't agree more about LX - plenty of it available at sensible prices too :D


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:27 pm 
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+1 For M560

I worked in an M-trax dealership and when Raleigh Ran out of Alivio or STX they would just use their LX stuff up - so we had bikes with all sorts of pot luck upgrades.

So regardless of which model you have, it would be in keeping with the original spec too!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:08 am 
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the OP mentioned CX aspirations, I think a pair of 7 or 8x3 STIs brifters (for drop bars) would work well with the LX cantis and rear mech, though you may have trouble with the front mech and require a road specific one (due to differences in pull ratio of road and MTB shifters) which would then mean you might be better off with a road chainset.

Oh dear, here we are again! :lol:


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