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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    TLDR: Did anyone say HTFU yet?
    Be nice.
    "With bicycles in particular, you need to separate between what's merely true and what's important."-- DCGriz, RBR.

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    Just asking. I wanted to know where this thread is going since it's over a page long and the obvious answer is "34t cassette & 10spd 105 derailleur for cheap, and/or compact crankset for $$".




    Also, HTFU;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Absoluteblack View Post
    Hi, Methodical,
    A switch to Sub Compact rings, such as these, made by us
    https://absoluteblack.cc/oval-road-c...-for-110-4bcd/ would get you where you need to be with the ratios, keeping smooth shifting and without requiring a change of rear derailleur.
    Cheers,
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    Hey Absolute, I am not the OP, but he/she can still utilize the information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    Also, HTFU;)
    Excuse me for appearing to not have a sense of humor. HTFU was funny long time ago. Now it's just........
    "With bicycles in particular, you need to separate between what's merely true and what's important."-- DCGriz, RBR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Excuse me for appearing to not have a sense of humor. HTFU was funny long time ago. Now it's just........
    It's okay, you're in good company on this forum.

    My ultra-pro tip is the XT Shadow 9spd derailler, I believe M780-GS. Compatible with 9 or 10spd road shifters. Stiffer spring for snappier shifts than 105 or Ultegra and loves big cogs on bikes with derailleur hangers that make the road derailleurs barely clear a 32. It's a little hard to find and the XTR & Deore from that era seem almost non-existant but you're looking for the last year of the 9spd MTN derailleurs which was the first year of the Shadow design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    It's okay, you're in good company on this forum.

    My ultra-pro tip is the XT Shadow 9spd derailler, I believe M780-GS. Compatible with 9 or 10spd road shifters. Stiffer spring for snappier shifts than 105 or Ultegra and loves big cogs on bikes with derailleur hangers that make the road derailleurs barely clear a 32. It's a little hard to find and the XTR & Deore from that era seem almost non-existant but you're looking for the last year of the 9spd MTN derailleurs which was the first year of the Shadow design.
    I'm guess since the OP is coming from a conventional double with an 11-25T, this would be overkill. Though I could be wrong.
    "With bicycles in particular, you need to separate between what's merely true and what's important."-- DCGriz, RBR.

    “Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.” -- Aaron Levenstein



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