View Single Post
Old 05-22-15, 02:06 PM
  #12  
ThermionicScott 
working on my sandal tan
 
ThermionicScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CID
Posts: 20,765

Bikes: 1991 Bianchi Eros, 1964 Armstrong, 1988 Diamondback Ascent, 1988 Bianchi Premio, 1987 Bianchi Sport SX, 1980s Raleigh mixte (hers), All-City Space Horse (hers)

Mentioned: 93 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3037 Post(s)
Liked 1,106 Times in 753 Posts
Originally Posted by RoadGuy View Post
Initially, after installing the new 8,8,10-speed rear wheel with a 7-speed cassette and 4mm spacer, I removed the spacer and installed a 8-speed cassette because I did not care for the excessive space between the 7-speed cassette and the spokes (was concerned about the chain dropping in between if a overshift occurred). The huge gap between the largest cog of a 7-speed cassette and the spokes on a 10 speed wheel with a spacer would be unacceptable to me.
That would bother me a lot, too. Having a wheel with all that extra dish, and then throwing it away by not even getting the benefits of extra gears. If I ever acquire a bike with 130mm spacing, I'll make the leap to 8-speed, or build up 7-speed wheels with 4mm extra on the NDS to even out the tensions.
__________________
Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
Originally Posted by noglider
People in this forum are not typical.
RUSA #7498
ThermionicScott is offline