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Old 06-17-05, 09:26 PM   #1
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Which one is good to for street? I have a 7 speed cassette, or does that not matter? Just some thing cheap and works good.

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Old 06-17-05, 09:28 PM   #2
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I don't even know if you will be able to find a 7spd deraileur. In either.

For street. SS, if you are doing serious riding anyways. Deraileurs aren't the best for a good grind
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I don't even know if you will be able to find a 7spd deraileur. In either.

For street. SS, if you are doing serious riding anyways. Deraileurs aren't the best for a good grind
Grind? no grind. this is wat i was looking at
Sram 7.0
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Thats not a 7 spd. Its 9spd. 7 is just the designation similar to LX or xt type of deal.
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You can buy a cheap package deal on a 9speed setup these days. Get a new cassette, rear derailleur and shifters. You can easily keep it under $100. You'll probably want to throw in a new chain too. That'd be about $15 - $20 extra.

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I don't even know if you will be able to find a 7spd deraileur. In either.

For street. SS, if you are doing serious riding anyways. Deraileurs aren't the best for a good grind
A nine speed derailieur will shift howevermany gears it's told to by the shifter. If you have a 7 speed shifter it will shift SEVEN gears
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Grind? no grind. this is wat i was looking at
Sram 7.0
It will work fine but I need to know what ytou have for shifters on the bike right now as it won't work with Shimano or SRAM's MRX stuff
Pay more attention it's what not "wat"

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You can buy a cheap package deal on a 9speed setup these days. Get a new cassette, rear derailleur and shifters. You can easily keep it under $100. You'll probably want to throw in a new chain too. That'd be about $15 - $20 extra.
Umm NO that won't work for him. Seven speed freehubs won't accept the wider 9 speed cassette. He'd have to at the very least get a new freehub mechanism (if possible) and have the wheel redished. Of course there's always just buying a 8/9 wheel......
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Old 06-17-05, 11:45 PM   #7
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Here's two quality entry level models and similar equipment;
Buy similar or upgrade to better.


Giant Boulder SE
shifters: Shimano EF29
f. derailleur: Shimano C102
r. derailleur: Shimano Acera
cassette: Shimano 14-34 Mega Rng 7spd
cranks: SR Suntour GI100 28/38/48T


Trek 3700
Shifters: Shimano EF29
f. derailleur: Shimano C051
r. derailleur: Shimano Acera
cassette: Sunrace 13-34, 7 speed
cranks: SR 48/38/28

Giant Rincon << I have this
(components are the next step up for a 8 spd)
shifters: Shimano EF29
f. derailleur: Shimano Acera
r. derailleur: Shimano Alivio
cassette: Shimano HG50 11-30 8-spdT
cranks: TruVative ISO Flow 22/32/42T
Err you sure you're responding to the right topic there bud?
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It doesnt matter what "speed" the derailleur is as long as it's range of motion can cover all gears. With that said, what shifters do you have?
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Well if this helps, I have a 7 speed cassette in which my rear derailleur was replaced due to damage, I asked the shop to put something cheap but decent on, and they gave me a Shimano Altus, it shifts nicely and was very cheap. I use it for some bouncy trail riding action and street use, both I get fine results with for it being such a cheap derailleur. It was like $10 or something. But as for availability, I'm not sure about that, I don't think it's made anymore.

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Well if this helps, I have a 7 speed cassette in which my rear derailleur was replaced due to damage, I asked the shop to put something cheap but decent on, and they gave me a Shimano Altus, it shifts nicely and was very cheap. I use it for some bouncy trail riding action and street use, both I get fine results with for it being such a cheap derailleur. It was like $10 or something. But as for availability, I'm not sure about that, I don't think it's made anymore.
Right now I have a brocken altus, and i need to replace it. Where can I buy one on the internet?
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I am still cunfused on what to buy
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Oh your just after a Shimano ALtus derailleur?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=58094
theres one
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I am still confused on what to buy
First get this for free as you obviously need the help
http://tinyurl.com/3pt8t
Secondly: Since we're replacing a Altus you'll have to stick to a Shimano derailieur as that's what your shifters are designed to operate. I found this http://tinyurl.com/7eh5p It's a couple steps up, but it won't break the bank at $25
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First get this for free as you obviously need the help
http://tinyurl.com/3pt8t
Secondly: Since we're replacing a Altus you'll have to stick to a Shimano derailieur as that's what your shifters are designed to operate. I found this http://tinyurl.com/7eh5p It's a couple steps up, but it won't break the bank at $25
ok, thanks
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