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Old 02-13-19, 06:59 PM
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1991 Schwinn 354 Aluminum cassette and chain

Looking to put new cassette and chain on 1991 Schwinn 354 Aluminum. The rear derailleur is Shimano Exage 300EX 7-speed. Which Shimano cassette and chain matches best?
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Old 02-13-19, 07:27 PM
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Take the old parts into a local bike shop and tell them you need replacements. It will be quicker and cheaper in the long run. Roger
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Shimano HG50/HG70 7 speed cassettes are getting hard to find. Your 300EX will handle a 28 large cog and there are a couple of available options, the HG41 11-28 and the HG200 12-28. The 300EX spec sheet says minimum small cog is 12 teeth. I think the HG41 would work but you may not want an 11T cog anyway so it might be safer to go with the HG200. It's pretty low quality - you might want to consider a Sunrace instead. Several tooth combinations are available, I linked a 12-24.

https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...89&category=42

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sunrace-R63...REjl:rk:1:pf:0

Here's a good deal on a HG50 chain, just be sure it's long enough (count your present chain and allow for more length if you are going up on cassette size).

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-CN-...ss!61345!US!-1

A KMC chain should work fine if the HG50 is too short.

https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...14&category=61
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Is the 300EX spec sheet online?

Bike originally came with a 13-26 cassette. If I go under and above the range will these new cassettes shift properly?

PS. I'll stick with Shimano if at all possible.
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You could go to a 12 tooth small cog and 28 tooth large and should have no problems. Roger
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I still see a few 13-26 7-speed cassettes on eBay, if that's the range you want. All things considered, I think it's admirable that Shimano kept making good 7-speed parts for as long as they did.
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Looking to put new cassette and chain on 1991 Schwinn 354 Aluminum. The rear derailleur is Shimano Exage 300EX 7-speed. Which Shimano cassette and chain matches best?
I have an original set of wheels with cassette from a hardly used 354 that I bought a few months back. I'm updated the bike to an 11 speed and have put new wheels on it.

If you're interested $80 plus shipping and they are yours. Let me know.
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I have an original set of wheels with cassette from a hardly used 354 that I bought a few months back. I'm updated the bike to an 11 speed and have put new wheels on it.

If you're interested $80 plus shipping and they are yours. Let me know.
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