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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:10 am 
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Just saw someone describe a front mech as "53 specific". Is this a real thing, or will any mech fit a 53 ring?

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When Campag first introduced compact cranksets they did for a while make a 'compact specific' and a regular range of FDs. Later came a single design for both compact and regular chainsets. Meaning ... make sure you know your stuff before you buy something that might turn out to be unsuitable.


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Shimano has stayed with a single design for compacts and std doubles.

As said, Campag had a compact-specific mech a while back (CT) but now they;ve gon ethe same route as Shimano. I still run a CT mech on my compact and find it is better than a std double mech, so Campag dropped the ball there I think.


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What's the situation for SRAM?

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