NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
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I wonder how many will be too many in Shimano's eyes? I don't really see the need for 27 gears on my bike. Being a big rider (225 lbs +) I tend to break things. My 8-speed stuff was easy to set-up and adjust and after the initial cable stretch, were maintenance free. Now that I've been forced (through limited inventory of 8-spd stuff) to switch to 9-speed. I really prefer the 8-speed. It's more durable, less finicky, and less prone to chain suck (which sucks). It's more difficult to adjust to get noise free performance.
If I could have it my way, I'd go back to 8-speed, hands down!
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