Bicycle Mechanics - Update: Upgrade drivetrain on MB (page2)
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01-14-02, 08:56 AM
In the original thread for a diamondback sorrento I ended up getting a great crank and chainrings built for a much better specialized rockhopper(no creaks, wider gear range). that worked good but the front derailler would rub on the outside cross gears and being acera X was kinda cheapy. So I bought and installed a Deore derailler for $26. It's great. Shifting is flawless and I get no chain rub even in the far cross gears. I like it so much I may put a Deore on the rear just to make it match. Then maybe we'll have a look at that cheapy stem and headset.
01-14-02, 09:10 AM
Why are you riding with cross gears?
Big/big and small/small put excessive strain on the chain.
01-14-02, 09:21 AM
I didn't say I rode with cross gears, I said it RUBBED on cross gears.
(this gets to my pet peeve about bike manufactures, if someone sells you an 8 cylinder car they don't say 2 cylinders are unusable or a 4 bedroom house but wait 1 bedroom is unusable. Why do bike manufactures advertise 21, 24, and 27 speed bikes with unusable gears. shouldn't they say 19speed, 22speed, and 23speed.)
01-14-02, 09:35 AM
01-14-02, 09:41 AM
Originally posted by diamondback
So I bought and installed a Deore derailler for $26. It's great. Shifting is flawless and I get no chain rub even in the far cross gears. I like it so much I may put a Deore on the rear just to make it match. Then maybe we'll have a look at that cheapy stem and headset.
At least I'm not the only one who can't stop spending money on upgrades :)
01-14-02, 09:49 AM
It's an addiction. It used to be cars, then girls, then motorcycles, now bikes!!
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