Portland, OR, USA
Join Date: Feb 2004
Bikes: kona paddywagon, trek 2.1, lemond nevada city, gt zrx
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8 speed cassette, 10 speed rings, will it work??
after consulting numerous sources, both on-line and with 3 mechanics, the consensus was all the same, yes, should be fine. shimano advises not to as "skating" of the chain back and fourth may be an issue. soooooo....i installed two new alloy rings on a triple crank, yes they are triple rings also. in the stand everything seemed great. hit all the gears well and seemed smooth. went for a test ride today and when back pedaling somewhere along the way the chain seems to catch or at least run into some resistance. derailleur is not bent, no kinks in links as far as i can tell, and i cleaned the hell out of the pulleys too. the free hub spins fine also. nothing wrong there. it was catching so much at times that the chain would sag and hit the chain stay, definitely not moving freely in reverse....any ideas?