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Old 02-21-06, 09:40 AM   #1
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How about entry-level Shimano Tourneys on a road bike???

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I'm traveling overseas - currently stuck in a 3rd world location where Shimano products are not distributed - yes, Ripley, such places do exist. And, you guessed right, I need gears for a road bike currently without any.

Anyway, long story short, the best I have managed to do is locate a dealer stuck with an extra Shimano Tourney off a mountain bike (owner did not want the gears, he claims...hmmm) ...problem is, I happen to have a roadbike, remember.

DO I dare marry the two? What say you now, stout members?

Incidentally, this is a 21-gear Tourney, fwiw.

All ears!

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Old 02-21-06, 09:54 AM   #2
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Mountain bike components are not uncommon on road bikes, some touring bikes are sold with them. I don't know the Tourney components specifically, but if the gearing that would be provided is about right for you, and the price is right, I would go for it if I were you.
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Old 02-21-06, 10:09 AM   #3
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Mountain bike components are not uncommon on road bikes, some touring bikes are sold with them. I don't know the Tourney components specifically, but if the gearing that would be provided is about right for you, and the price is right, I would go for it if I were you.

Hi Gregory,

First off, thanks off for the rapid response. Much obliged, Sir.

I appreciate what you mean when you mention 'if the gearing that would be provided is about right for you'...I think it should be fine.

As to price, price here is in the range of approx USD 35 for 1.the 3-crankcase 2. chain 3. 7-cassette 4. front/rear deraillers and 5. shifters (plus, the dealer promised to throw in a new axel too).

Does this sound ok? Like I said, I confirmed the set is brand new, off a brand new bike, and the guy needs to sell it since it's kinda distress.

Anyway, tomorrow should find me swinging by the dealer - any questions you would ask in me place?

Thanks much,

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Old 02-21-06, 10:24 AM   #4
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The Tourney stuff will work on a road bike. The derailler should be compatible with other Shimano indexed-shifting stuff, too, but it sounds like you're getting the whole package. Which will work fine. Go for it if you can't get anything else. As long as the stuff is new, you should be fine.
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Hi timcupery,

Good to have your experience and insight - appreciate it.

Yeah, am getting the whole shebang, and it is new.

Keep you posted!

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Where are you? I'll bet its India or Sri Lanka... Enjoy the ride.
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As suggested by other posters, I too am not familiar with the Tourney groupset. However, the suggested price for the whole drivetrain is definitely a bargain! The nice thing is that you are replacing the whole gruppo together which should save a lot of potential incompatibility issues.
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Genericbikedude,


You are either psychic, knowledgeable, logical, well-traveled (readossibly all of the above).

Ever been to India y'self, then?

India, actually.

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Hub compatibility is the big question here that hasn't been answered or asked. So what do you currently have? Are you currently using a single speed or for some reason do you have a multispeed bike but without gears?

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The Tourney gear will get you home. The only real 'down market' component is the rivited steel chainwheels. The cranks, DRs, shifters, and freewheel are just fine. Not Dura-Ace, to be sure, but they'll do the job. And far better than pushing your bike through west asia.
I have two sets in the family fleet, both TY-33 sets on mother/daughter Raleigh M20s. They work quite well with minimal maintance.
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As suggested by other posters, I too am not familiar with the Tourney groupset. However, the suggested price for the whole drivetrain is definitely a bargain! The nice thing is that you are replacing the whole gruppo together which should save a lot of potential incompatibility issues.

OldSchool, AnthonyG, top506

Thks for writing in.

Old School, I was able to close the deal at $ 35. (Dealer true to word and no fine print/strings attchd!)

AnthonyG, good point re: hub compatibility: deed done, gear fitted, now what do Ineed to watch out for?

top, thks for the insight; cranks seem fine, no rivets at least on this set - smooth and seamless. hmmm.

All, will be posting pics for all those who wrote in with words of wisdom in a follow-on thread, so watch this space.

Next is to keep you posted with results of this experimental maneuver...


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Genericbikedude,


You are either psychic, knowledgeable, logical, well-traveled (readossibly all of the above).

Ever been to India y'self, then?

India, actually.

Cheers,

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Never been to India, but anyone who has ever read anything by Salman Rushdie or any other Indian writer could identify your (aquired?) style in a second.
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top, thks for the insight; cranks seem fine, no rivets at least on this set - smooth and seamless. hmmm.
Sorry, I was unclear.
The cranks are just fine, but the steel chainwheels are rivited and spot-welded together and swedged onto the right-hand crank, rather than seperate rings bolted to a spider. Heavy, but they work OK as long as they don't get whanged and bent. Or you want to change them.
Enjoy. All I know about India I learned from reading Kipling, and I understand things have changed in the past century or so......
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