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Old 10-06-15, 04:06 PM
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I would first go with a 105 GS RD, or even a SGS 9-speed mountain RD to get it to 34 or 36 cog.

For my 8,9 speed bikes instead of the 74/130mm crankset I would simply go with a 74/110mm crankset, but on 10 speed this may be problematic. Shedon Brown says older cranksets will work with 10-speed, but I would want to put in some research before trying it.

Touring Triple Cranks and Cranksets for Bicycles 110-74 BCD

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