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    Front derailleur advice

    Hello

    Could anyone suggest a bottom pull front derailleur (28.6mm) for a triple 28-38-48 with a view to swapping this for something smaller for touring in hilly areas?

    I'm using thumb shifters.

    Thanks, Tom
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    do you need one for flat bar shifters or road drop bar levers?
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    I'm using thumb shifters on flat bar. Thanks

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    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
    http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm

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    M571 Deore is what I got years ago for my 48t outer ring triple,
    the term 'Trekking' seems applied to the mid sized triples these days.
    at least when selling into the EU market.

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    What thumb shifters are you using? Some are indexed, some aren't. Makes a difference in your derailleur choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom.senex View Post

    I'm not sure about the suntour, but the 105 is designed for road purposes, so your thumb shifter needs to be a friction type with no indexing to work. Actually, you might also have to consider how the 105 FD-5600 is designed for narrow 10sp chains, which means if your bike uses a wider chain for fewer speeds, it's more likely to rub.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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