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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Corvallis, OR, USA
Bikes: 2006 Windsor Dover w/105, 2007 GT Avalanche w/XT, 1995 Trek 820 setup for touring, 201? Yeah single-speed folder, 199? Huffy tandem.
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If you're able to use those shift levers, look for a bottom pull MTB FD meant for a 48T max chainring. Not sure what you mean by rerouting the cable. It will still run down the down tube, but you'll be attaching it to the shifters differently (obviously, because they are different shifters). Edit: I think this FD can be setup as bottom pull or top pull: http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Shimano-Deor...QQcmdZViewItem
As for the handlebar, there are two important diameters: at the stem clamp (25.4mm, 25.8mm, 26.0mm, or 31.8mm usually) and where the shifters and everything else clamps (7/8"[22.2mm] or 15/16"[23.8mm]).
For the stem clamp, as long as the diameter matches, the stem doesn't care what kind of bars they are. However, like I mentioned in the previous post, those shifters (7/8") will not fit on a road bar (15/16").
Last edited by JiveTurkey; 02-11-08 at 09:51 PM.