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    Bicycle Luge Racer khackney's Avatar
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    8 Speed Compact ?

    One of the guys in my riding group has an older Cannondale with a 105 8 speed group. He would like to update it a little and gain a lower gear for some of the steeper climbs around here. He was thinking of going to a triple until we talked about compact doubles. My question is:

    If he puts a compact crank like FSAs Energy on the front he will need a longer cage rear derailer. Will a new 105 work with his 8 speed STI shifters. Do you see any other problems with this setup.

    Thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by khackney
    One of the guys in my riding group has an older Cannondale with a 105 8 speed group. He would like to update it a little and gain a lower gear for some of the steeper climbs around here. He was thinking of going to a triple until we talked about compact doubles. My question is:

    If he puts a compact crank like FSAs Energy on the front he will need a longer cage rear derailer. Will a new 105 work with his 8 speed STI shifters. Do you see any other problems with this setup.

    Thanks...
    A new 105 will work, but not required.Not likely to need a long cage.

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