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frostedfrank said:
do i need a special BB to use an e-type fron derailleur?
i curently have an e-type one but might want to upgrade, can i just switch to clamp style or would i need to change the BB?
Depends on the BB. Old XTR has spacers so you drop a spacer for the E type derailleur.
The other cartridge BBs come in special E versions to adjust for the change in width caused by the removal of the E type derailleur.
 
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