Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Downtown Phoenix
Bikes: BMC RoadRacer SL01, Kona Kula FrankensteinDeluxe, Schwinn Powerglide.
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Any issues running Shimano chain and SRAM cassette?
I am doing some fixes to my roommate's bicycle this morning and had a couple of questions, if you don't mind.
The bike came with the full SLX group. He was having some brake issues so I said I'd take care of it, and while removing the rear wheel, I noticed the hub is loose... could be the easiest fix ever. Tightened the hub, adjusted the caliper, all is well, except now I discover a warped rotor, oh well... it's much better than before.
He also says the bike has been ghost shifting on him a bit, and has been doing it since he got it. The LBS has adjusted it a few times and says it's fine, but always keeps doing it.
My first inclination is the hub being loose on the drive side was throwing the chain off, but while tightening the hub, I noticed a SRAM cassette... Bikepedia does not specify which cassette, and the manufacturer's website does not either. The chain is a Shimano, and I'd be inclined to think since the hub was loose that maybe while the LBS was building the bike, they might have switched cassettes? IDK why I think this, they are trustworthy but it just seems strange.
Is the shifting more likely to be caused by the loose hub or a mismatched chain/cassette?