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Old 04-30-18, 03:17 PM
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Eggman84
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Originally Posted by dave s View Post
Our 99 C Dale RT1000 tandem front derailleur broke today. 9 speed crank, 53/42/30 chain rings. 10 Speed in the rear, 10 speed chain.
Why not replace it with what was on your tandem. Many parts are available on E-bay as New Old Stock (NOS). Used stuff also has a lot of life left as well. THe gearing on you bike, if it truely is a 99, appears to have been modified as 10 speeds were not available in 1999, it was 9 speed era so you or someone already has done some modifications if you have 10 speed rear/chain.

As far as I know, you could use a 9 speed triple FD such as a Dura Ace FD-7703, rated for 53/39/30, or Ultegra FD-6503, rated for 52/42/30 but should work for a 53T large chainring. You could even try a 10 speed triple Ultegra FD-6603, rated for 52/39/30.
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