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Old 02-19-21, 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO View Post
Very Nice build.

I imagine more for pavement with a Dura Ace 74XX rear derailleur. May be the only M800 with that RD. Running in friction or alternative routing?


i was a NORBA expert BITD

i was running a paramount 70 series frameset, 8 speed Sachs 12-26 freewheel on an American Classic wheelset with a short cage 105 derailleur and Gripshift. No granny ring and i forget thespecifics of the crankset other than thesmall ring was deleted

That was a lowest common denominator bicycle - meaning if it didnt help the bike go faster or weigh less, it was deleted or replaced—- and was fairly typical for the time period. If you needed the 3rd ring and a long cage derailleur, you didnt need to be racing was the mindset

fast forward to today and i run an 11-50 12 speed setup with a 30 tooth front ring. I wish i still had the legsnto push the old setup , even if machismo seemed to be the reason it was used .
But back then , roadies using 52-42 cranks with 12-19 corncob freewheels was notuncommon either

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