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Shimano Deore LX RD- M550 - modern day equivalent?

qooqiiuqooqiiu Posts: 212
edited November 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
I'm doing up my early 90's Raleigh Peak and need to replace the original RD- M550 rear derailleur and would like to know what modern day equivalent would best replace it. It was a 7 speed.

Thanks in advance.

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  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    Anything up to 9 speed. I would suggest (given the age) an Alivio is probably all you need. The direct equivalent for a current model would be SLX 9 speed.
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Any Shimano rear will work except 10 speed. Depends on your budget. Modern equivalent of LX is probably SLX, but a new Deore (and probably Alivio) will be better than an old LX. Although my old Mountain Exage from the 80's is still holding up and shifting nicely.
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Ben(I can type with more than two fingers)Pinnick.
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  • qooqiiuqooqiiu Posts: 212
    Excellent. Thanks guys
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