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Old 01-12-22, 11:20 AM
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RobertUI 
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I worked as a mechanic at a Bridgestone dealer in 1991 and I seem to recall a LOT of confusion when discussing this with customers. I then recall that many other folks wanted to switch over to the "cool new compact shimano" setup. I definitely remember the sales point being all about the weight savings with smaller cogs, chainrings, and the shorter derailleur cage. Nothing really to add, other than it was interesting.
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