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My dad's allez has 16 gears. Shimano 2300 drivetrain.

Given his age he is thinking of changing from the 52/39 chainset to a compact. Other than new chainset does he need anything else?

Will the front derailleur be ok?

Thanks.

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trikeman [309 posts] 5 years ago
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Hi SD,
no problems for just a straight swap - just lower your front mech to suit and re-set and all will be fine. On some, a link or two less in the chain may be needed. This is one of the most popular jobs I do now as a lot of people are going compact.
Hope it helps.

Regards

Trikeman.  3

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Super Domestique [1615 posts] 5 years ago
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Thought that was the case but good to check.

Thanks so much.