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Old 02-22-11, 02:19 PM   #1
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2006 Raleigh Supercourse Part Questions

I am in need of a new rear cassette, chain and tires for my 2006 Raleigh Supercourse. My knowledge of bike parts is really poor and I want to order the parts online to save a little money and then have a shop do the repair (not the tires, I can change a tire).

My question is, I am unsure of which parts to order. I found this info online:
Front Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Crankset Truvativ Elita A1 GXP Compact, 36/50 teeth
Bottom Bracket TruVativ GXP
BB Shell Width Unspecified
Rear Cogs 9-speed, 12 - 25 teeth
Chain KMC Z9000

I am looking at buying a Shimano 9 speed Ultegra CS 6500 cassette 12-25 teeth and a SRAM PC 911 chain. Is this going to work on my bike?

Thank you!
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Old 02-22-11, 03:34 PM   #2
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Bike shop owners know when they are being hosed for a couple of bucks. If I want them to do the work, I buy the parts through them. But I check the internet to see how much extra I'm spending. If it is a lot, I get the part over the internet and learn to install it myself.
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Bike shop owners know when they are being hosed for a couple of bucks. If I want them to do the work, I buy the parts through them. But I check the internet to see how much extra I'm spending. If it is a lot, I get the part over the internet and learn to install it myself.
Honestly we don't care if you bring in parts you bought online. We're still going to charge you the standard labour rate to do the work, and if something is incompatible it's up to you to exchange/refund do as you wish.

Any shop that refuses or looks down on service for which parts were not bought in the store should be avoided and called out. That is just bad business. There's no reason for it.
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Old 02-24-11, 03:21 PM   #4
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Here's a novel approach, just let the LBS do the work and supply the part especially if you cannot do it yourself. Then next Holiday season ask St. Nick to bring you a cassette tool, chain whip, a chain tool, and a book on how to repair your machine. These items might even be available at your LBS.

p.s. you really need to learn how to change a tire if you don't know how to do that.
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