Old 04-15-21, 09:43 AM
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If you can measure how much extension you needed, it would be interesting to see if an older mtb front derailleur would work.

They don’t work with older road shifters because they don’t pull enough cable; the attach point is further out.

If it does work, it would be a great option. Of course it would be blind luck as Shimano would never intentionally do anything that would allow for the continued use of 25 year old components.

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