Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: N Florida
Bikes: Trek 830 18" frame => Mavic X517 ceramic rims | XT RD | XTR FD | LX Canti's | SRAM Atacck shifters | SRAM SG850 11-30 Casette | Vetta Transverse AT saddle
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Just installed new wheel, cassette, chain, RD, somethings not quit right
Well I finally got around to restoring my Trek 830 last weekend, I installed Mavic X517 Rims, I installed a brand new SRAM PG-850 Cassette (11-30) I had the LBS install the new chain (SRAM PC-48) , the rear derailleur XT (rd-m739) and run the cables from my new shifters SRAM Attacks. I made sure that everything was Shimano compatible and is not SRAM specific.
No matter what chain ring I use up front (1-3) gear 6 in the back doesn't feel like it is meshing properly, 1-5 on the cog feel great and 7 and 8 are pretty good. I'm having a hard time describing what it's doing. It almost feels like it's skipping some but it's not, it's shift right on to the cog with no problem. I don't have calipers, so I made a paper feeler gauge and the gap between 5-7 feels the same distance to me.
I called the LBS to see if they would look at it, and they more or less told me it felt fine on the stand, and being a metal to metal drivetrain there will be feedback and noise
I guess there taking me for an idiot, I been riding for most my life, I know how a properly setup drivetrian "should" feel.
Heres a few pics I took well in 6th gear (click for larger image)