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Old 01-14-22, 02:10 PM
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FWIW i have two vintage mtb's, one with a long cage M735 XT rear derailleur, the other with short. The short cage has noticeably less chain slap. Of course, all factors are not equal (spring may be more worn/weaker on the long cage, etc)
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