Bicycle Mechanics - Replacement parts availability?
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So, I have my new bike.
How long into the future will spare parts be available, do you think?
In particular, I'm concerned about the 11-30 cassette, the F/B derailers and the combo brake/shifter handles.
09-26-04, 01:06 PM
Depends. What brand/model of components are we talking about?
Shimano Acera. All of it is, I think. Not too sure, though...
09-26-04, 02:44 PM
Shimano still makes parts for 7 speed systems that stopped appearing on new bikes around 10 years ago. 8 speed is still going strong on Shimano's lower end groups like Acera and Sora, so I wonld not expect parts availability to be a problem for many years. BTW, the only parts that are really 8 speed-specific are the cassette and shifters. You could substitute derailleurs and cranks from 9-speed groups and they will work fine.
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