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Upgrade Vintage Road Bike with New Drivetrain?

Old 04-23-22, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Miradaman View Post
Yeah, I was just now at the local shop picking up tires and brake pads for a different project and I asked the guy about my Trek. That was pretty much his suggestion - put on a new cassette and chain and start with that. Replace crank after that if it seems to need it. He was of the opinion that front chainrings wear slower than cassette and chain so it might still have some life in it. Good point about rebuilding the derailleur, I'll have to look into that, seems intimidating though...

Cables, brake pads, tires and all other consumables I replaced in fall 2019, so we're still good there.
You can replace just the chainrings in front too, not the whole crank. What I found is that I needed to replace just the big ring on an old bike that I bought on ebay, the middle ring was fine and the granny was hardly used at all. I just got off that bike about 10 minutes ago and it is fine after about 5 years since replacement,
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Now that my brain has returned… if it is Uniglide cassette, you can just flip the cogs over, if this hasn’t been done already. If you need a new 1st position cog, I think Loose Screws still has them; but I haven’t checked for a while.

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