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Old 09-07-12, 11:11 PM   #1
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Every time I think my favorite bike is done I find something else...

There I was replacing the chain and rear cluster (again!) at the LBS when I see a box by the workstation. In it is an sram truvativ 9 speed 48t crank set... thats just the right size for my bike. So I'm thinking no your crank set is good when the owner offers it to me for 1/2 price. Seeing that I'd just changed the chain and rear cassette anyway and my crank set was 9000km down anyway I though why not? That and if the front cog is 48 then I can use the 11t cog at the back less and it won't wear out nearly as often. I can't see myself wanting to use 48-11 all that often. Perhaps the larger gears will hold up for longer before they wear down.

Its a bit picky getting it work with the 8 speed cassette at the back, but then again, since I managed to fudge the shimano 8 speed FD to work all I need is a rear derailer, cassette, and shifter and I can upgrade to 27 speed. Here we go again... This bike has evolved from a BSO to something with components and a frame bringing it up to about $1500.
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Old 09-08-12, 06:25 AM   #2
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It can be a never ending spiral...

I have a 1972 Raleigh Superbe, it has been upgraded from a 3 speed to a 4 speed, changed from steel rims to alloy, galvanized spokes to stainless steel, incandescent lights to led....and I am sure I will find something else that needs attention shortly.

Bad part is I have about 10 bikes that I ride regularly

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