Got an old Peugeot
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: I'm from Israel
Bikes: I had a Trek 1200
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Originally Posted by etherhuffer
I am refitting an older (1998) R300 for touring and need some parts advice. The original RSX shifters are gone, as is the front derailler and the middle chainring and stem bars. Which is not so bad as I am a little tall 6'4" for the bike but not that much. So.......
Need shifters. Shimano Sora makes a 3x7 which sounds good.
Nitto stem and noodle bars. Their taller stem also can get me one more inch of length too.
Change out 26/36/46 and get a 52 ring? I am old, grumpy, and out of shape! If so, will the radius on the original RSX derailleur be wrong?
Any advice much appreciated!
26/36/46 is ok for touring. 52 is good for superman and really fit man
You will not need it. Ride a little, get in shape and then decide if you want to go for 52.
I do think that you will have trouble with derailler moving from 52 to 26.
If you are looking for loaded touring, you should consider swapping 26 to 22.
What cassette you have on the back wheel? For touring it should be about -11-34, which I think RSX not built for. I have RSX on my Trek 1200, but the front is 52-39 and rear is 11-25. This is very hard setup when going up a hill not loaded.