B.C. to D.C.
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: between the Popeye's, the liquor store, the funeral home, and the strip club
Bikes: 1992 Miyata Nine 14; 1971 Raleigh Super Course fixie conversion; 2006 Jamis Nova (853 version); 2001 Diamondback Topanga (SS conversion); 1956 Rudge Sports; 1971 Raleigh Competition (processing); 199? Schwinn World Sport (processing)
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New Shimmy 10-spd system?
The new '06 Jamis Nova is FINALLY getting shipped to my LBS, so I am stoked that I will be able to take in a bit of cyclocross in the DC area (right? races....?)
It comes equipped with the new 10-spd 105 gruppo. does anyone have any feedback on riding this gruppo in the muck? I would think that thin cassettes and thin chains engineered to such tight tolerances would be fine for road, but might get a bit bent out of whack all clogged with dirt and leaves and whatnot.
I found out that the 10-spd cassette works on 9 speed hubs, with a 1 mm spacer. 1 mm? That's hardly the width of a dime, for cryin' out loud.
So... 10 speed drives--function or fadshion?