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I am getting a KG381 to replace my current bike that uses a clamp-on front derailleur. So I need to get a new one for the KG381. I have been using a regular Record FD with the SLK 50/40 compact crankset and it shifts pretty smoothly.

Since it is braze-on and does have too much space to play with along the seat tube, do I need a compact FD?
 

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I would suggest getting a compact-specific braze-on FD. It will probably ride high because you can only go so low with the braz-on setup. The extra length in the guide is helpful in that circumstance.
The FSA C-16 FD is cheap and really good. The IRD is exactly the same component, so you may want to look for one of these as well.
 
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