After my ride in Indy and the mechanical I suffered (being the second time I had that particular problem recently), I decided I needed to replace some worn parts…particularly my 9 yr old XTR M952 rear derailleur. It still “works”, but I’ve had to bend the cage twice recently. It’s on its last legs, I believe.
The Bike Shop in Nac had a NOS XT Shadow M772 rear derailleur in stock. Not sure how old, exactly, but it’s probably been on the shelf for 5yrs or so. I negotiated a deal for it with the owner and went home to install it.
Ok, so I’ve had to shift gears regarding the commuter bike project because the old Trek was just the wrong size frame. I ended up selling off that old Trek and buying an On-One Pompetamine frame/fork. This is a steel 700c road bike with track dropouts and disc brake mounts. It goes so far with the disc brake mounts that they’re the ONLY brake option for this frame. I bought one in a glow-in-the-dark paint scheme (the fork was not available in that color, so I went with black).
Road Bike Commuter Project 3 full post
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