Blood And Steel!!
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waukesha WI
Bikes: 1978/79 Trek 736; 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport; 1984 Schwinn Voyageur SP; 1985 Trek 620; 1985 Trek 720; 1986 Trek 400; 1987 Schwinn High Sierra w/ Drop Bars
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I can't remember where I read something about the FD being the least important bike component.
I think there are some FDs that are really nice looking- the 1st generation Cyclone GT- beautiful. The Mountech- it looks tough and , and it's light, way lighter than it looks. The XC Pro/Comp- cool looking and light. I really also dig the Shimano Z206. It looks very "polite," as it if it would go fine on a relatively fancy bike- but still handles triples. It was on all kinds of bikes from Trek's 400 line to the Voyageur.
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