Old 05-04-18, 03:38 PM
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So we've found the change!

Cranks - you can tell if they're hollow inside as they have flat backs instead of an in-cut pattern. Anything XT is hollow, majority of LX are or used to be. Deore used to be a long time ago but not anymore. You may find it better to go for road cranks for alignment - I had to use quite a few spacers with the sprocket on my XT crank to get the chain-line matching up. Road hollowtech are 105 or Ultegra. I would look for a 105 with worn rings on eBay.

Also forgot, the handlebar is a right old slab of alloy. You can save 250g there at minimal cost with a replacement.

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