Josh-D. S. Davis

Xaminmo / Omnimax / Max Omni / Mad Scientist / Midnight Shadow / Radiation Master

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Bike parts for improved reliability
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Okay, so the Shadow derailleurs are designed to not bind on the chainstay, as well as to be less exposed to path debris.
The Deore and XT shadow models comes in a 9 speed, long cage, which is what I need.
The XT has a stiffer spring, which has been one of my complaints (chain slap) with the RD-M591 (Deore).

For the front, I have the right FD (2300).
I missed that Shimano mountain and road front derailleurs have different pull amounts.
This is why I always have to click past, then go back one or 2 clicks to reduce chain rub.

Rather than going with road shifters, there is one line of flat bar shifters that handle 50-56T chainrings.
It's the ugly, "Flat Bar" series FD-R440 series, and one XTR 700 series.
The R440 should fix my indexing issues on the front.

I didn't really want to upgrade any of these parts just yet, but I'm doing it.
I didn't like having my RD jam when doing weird shifty maneuvers.
This is easier than trying out a new frame.
My RD-M591 can go on one of the other bikes as an upgrade, or can sit in a box as another spare.

I have too many spare parts right now.
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