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What are the best parts to change my Raleigh team Banana bike to a modern chainset setup?

christiandransfieldchristiandransfield Posts: 106
edited August 2019 in Workshop
Hi everyone,

I sent my Raleigh team Banana (531C frame) bike to be re-sprayed a few weeks ago, and I want to ride it again, but with a chainset that’s closer to the compact setup on my modern bike, as the 42/52 front ring setup, along with the ridiculously low numbers of teeth on the rear cassette sprockets, is just too brutal a setup for Cornish roads!

What would be the best way of doing this be? I want to keep the downtube levers, as I don’t want to change the look/setup of the bike too much, and want to keep it as original as possible. It currently has an 80s Shimano 105 groupset on it.

Any advice would be much-appreciated!


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