Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-11-11, 12:38 PM   #1
jcharles00
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
jcharles00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Lafayette, IN
Bikes: Colnago Dream CX, Gary Fisher XCal, Diamondback Haanjo
Posts: 76
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
old groupset compatibility question

Yesterday I was assessing the bike graveyard in the garage and noticed that I have a bike with shimano Exage 200CX drive train but no shifters. I tried to find some info on the exage, and apparently it is 7 speed and indexed. I also have a pair of sora 3x8 brifters.

Is there any chance that these will work together? if it might, what do I do for a back wheel? do they make 7 speed casettes, or do I have to find something with a 7 speed freewheel?
jcharles00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-11, 12:45 PM   #2
CACycling
Senior Member
 
CACycling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Oxnard, CA
Bikes: '08 Fuji Roubaix RC; '07 Schwinn Le Tour GS; '92 Diamond Back Ascent EX
Posts: 4,565
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'd think you'd want 8 speed. The RD has the correct cable pull ratio for indexing and the shifter, being 8-speed, will be indexed to the spacing on an 8-speed cassette.
CACycling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-11, 12:52 PM   #3
jcharles00
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
jcharles00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Lafayette, IN
Bikes: Colnago Dream CX, Gary Fisher XCal, Diamondback Haanjo
Posts: 76
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
cool! I was hoping to scoop up a set of those clearance neuvation wheels for this build, and i think I've got a spare 8sp cassette laying around.

Thanks!
jcharles00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:50 AM.