Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
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I'm still using Campag's 80's mountain bike parts, their Euclid and Olympus
Front, Rear derailleur and 110 74 crank.
Race bike triples will still be geared rather high even in the lowest Ratios.
If you tour from one indoor lodging to another and can keep the gear inventory Way down,
AKA credit card touring,
maybe the 29/30 will be low enough.
for me the 34/24 comes in awfully handy slogging my camping gear up the hills .
put the long discontinued [see if the suggested crank in #2 is even available]
square taper Campag race triple on my road bike It's a 135/74 combination
I shed the 30 immediately and fit a 24t on it. 50/40/24t is a touring combo
adds 3 more ratios below the 40/28 that is middle chainring , largest freewheel cog.
It helps to have a long cage rear derailleur to take up all that slack ..
[the difference between (Big+big) minus (small + small) is chain wrap]
Capacity , the other one, is how big a cog will the rear derailleur clear .
Last edited by fietsbob; 11-09-10 at 12:57 PM.