Can someone tell me if this is possible for a road bike before I start buying parts?
Shimano Deore XT Rear Derailleur - Short cage
Shimano Deore XT Cassette - 11-34
Compact Crankset - 34/50 (Lose the big ring and just reduce the crank to a 34 teeth)
This way I can get rid of the Front Derailleur.
I know there is going to be questions about my motivation...I am tyring to customize a commute bike to the bare bones.
I've already done a bike analysis of my cadence and the 11-34 gear range and that is perfect for my commmute.
Thanks in advance.