Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Northern Nevada
Bikes: Piece of junk Rallye 10-speed MTB from a storage auction
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Replacement of Rear Cassette OLD Road Bike
Okay guys here is another one for you.
My husband has an old 70's "Freespirit" 10- speed road bike. We are currently weighing the cost of fixing this bike up vs buying new. He wants to replace the rear cassette with one that has a MEGA Gear for the hills that we have around here. I have looked on line and am seeing 8 & 9 speed cassetes only. Anybody know where to get a 5 or 6 speed cassette? This bike also needs a new rear derailleur (one on it is shot) and probably a front too. The shifters will need replacement if he goes to a "larger" cassette. I have looked at the Jensen website and some others that a can't remember, but it seems that these parts are going to be on the "spendy" side. Are there any places that have parts for a reasonable amount?
He is not looking for speed, just a "get around" town & back up the hills bike, so there is no need for the latest & greatest. Opinion time - Should we try to fix this or just junk it and look for an inexpensive (Under 400.00) new bike?