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upgrading wheels and cassette (classic steel/Shimano600)
I asked a similar question in the C/V forum, but now I have more specific technical questions and would appreciate any advice.
I have a steel frame (Peugeot/Reynolds 708) that I got second hand. I have been riding it through the summer and really like the frame, but not so much the components. Firstly, I would like to get rid of the wheels, as the stock Mavic MA40 seem to flex a bit too much on the climbs. I was looking at Fulcrum 5.
As I was thinking on whether the Fulcrums are compatible with the older Shimano 600 cassette and other components, I realized that I could as well swap the cassette. I currently have the traditional 52/42 chainring with a 9-sp cassette and struggle a bit on steeper climbs. So I am considering getting a new cassette. I noticed that there is a Ultegra 9-speed 12-27 available. Does anyone know, whether it would work OK with the Shimano 600 derailleur? It seems quite a range. Would it still shift nicely? My technical knowledge in these things is very limited, especially when it comes to older road bike components. Any advice is welcome!
Last edited by Oostal; 09-27-10 at 04:40 AM.