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  1. #1
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    Mar 2012
    Incheon, South Korea
    My Bikes
    Nothing amazing... cheap old 21 speed mtb
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    Every time I think my favorite bike is done I find something else...

    There I was replacing the chain and rear cluster (again!) at the LBS when I see a box by the workstation. In it is an sram truvativ 9 speed 48t crank set... thats just the right size for my bike. So I'm thinking no your crank set is good when the owner offers it to me for 1/2 price. Seeing that I'd just changed the chain and rear cassette anyway and my crank set was 9000km down anyway I though why not? That and if the front cog is 48 then I can use the 11t cog at the back less and it won't wear out nearly as often. I can't see myself wanting to use 48-11 all that often. Perhaps the larger gears will hold up for longer before they wear down.

    Its a bit picky getting it work with the 8 speed cassette at the back, but then again, since I managed to fudge the shimano 8 speed FD to work all I need is a rear derailer, cassette, and shifter and I can upgrade to 27 speed. Here we go again... This bike has evolved from a BSO to something with components and a frame bringing it up to about $1500.

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    Senior Member wahoonc's Avatar
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    Jan 2005
    On the road-USA
    My Bikes
    Giant Excursion, Raleigh Sports, Raleigh R.S.W. Compact, Motobecane? and about 20 more! OMG
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    It can be a never ending spiral...

    I have a 1972 Raleigh Superbe, it has been upgraded from a 3 speed to a 4 speed, changed from steel rims to alloy, galvanized spokes to stainless steel, incandescent lights to led....and I am sure I will find something else that needs attention shortly.

    Bad part is I have about 10 bikes that I ride regularly

    Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

    ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

    "Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.

    "Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred
    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"

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