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STI married to Deore + FD?
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G'day
Does anyone know if a STI shifter (e.g., Tiagra/105) with a Deore or higher spec FD/Crank? If you have done it, has it worked okay?
Andrew

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Aushiker did you find out this answer? Be interested in knowing the results myself.
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#3
STI shifters don't work with MTB (deore etc) front derailleurs.
STI pull about 1/2" of cable per click. (that is a 3 position type)
MTB use about 3/4" cable pull.

(I believe, but not seen, some newer Shimano left STI have a multi click action which might work?)

You can use a road triple FD with a Deore crankset but you have to be careful with the diameter of the rings. Some road FDs are meant for larger chain rings such as 50+ and if used with small MTB rings the FD can't be lowered enough without hitting the chainstay.
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(12-03-2009, 04:19 PM)Bill Wrote:  Aushiker did you find out this answer? Be interested in knowing the results myself.

Hi

Yes. I posted the summary findings at http://www.aushiker.com/2008/11/surly-long-haul-trucker-lht-touring-bike-a-first-time-build-experience#Drivetrain.

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Andrew
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#5
Wow that is pretty cool trick. Nice bike by the way. Thanks for sharing.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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