Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Rural Western Wisconsin
Bikes: 9 vintage touring machines and a 1975 Motobecane Le Champion
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Need a recommendation for 7spd rear derailleur
Can anyone recommend a good middle of the road Shimano 7 speed index rear derailleur? It will be for a triple and the chainrings and freewheel need to be swapped for some lower gearing. Probably looking at something similar to a 13-32 rear and 48-38-24 front.
The bike is a 1986 Trek 300 which isn't ideal for touring but should be adequate for the 1 to 2 week trips anticipated.
I'm thinking of a Deore LX or 105 but am not sure on the capacities. Any comments on what has worked for you would be great.
Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride - JFK