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nashbar "werx or works" chainrings(5 posts)

nashbar "werx or works" chainringsStan M.
May 15, 2001 1:09 PM
has anybody tried these chainrings? they sound good...i have ultegra 9sp crank with an 8sp system...think they will work?

thanks,
stan
Hmmmm....grz mnky
May 15, 2001 3:53 PM
Two questions really-

1. Nashbar stuff - obviously not made by them, but made4 by someone else. This could be good or it could be bad. By good I mean as good as Shimano and bad, well let's just leave it at that. There are French TA rings that are pretty popular and good quality replacements for DA & Ultegra, but they aren't cheap a set is around $100 last I saw. I doubt that Nashbar is using them as their supplier - they tend to try and go for the lower cost stuff

2. You have a 9 speed crank with and 8 speed system. i trust you mean 8 sp rear cassette, STI shifter and chain. It will work, but the 9 speed inner CR is closer to the large CR and a wider 8 speed chain will give you some slight rubbing at higher chain deflection angels (7.1 mm pin width vs. 6.8 mm). It's not the end of the world, but some (ok, I) find it annoying. Probably best to think about where you are going - if you se yourself being all 9 speed in the future then this is a small price to pay. If you're going to keeep things the way they are you might look for some blowout prices on complete cranks from places like the Cambria Bike Outfitter (look at the specials section). Sometimes you can pick up an entire crank for *less* than buying new chainrings. I scored an XT crank (square spindle) with full Mega 9 speed chainrings for $89 from supergo.com.
Hmmmm....Stan M.
May 15, 2001 6:31 PM
you are right - 8sp shifter cassette and chain..though i havent noticed ant rubbing from the chain...i think that the rings are my by avitar...they say they are hard anodized and i guess if they are they should last pretty good..alittle pricey though not as much as the TA's
was just hoping somone has tried these rings with either 9sp or 8sp.

stan
Hmmmm....Dan Ida
May 15, 2001 7:01 PM
Rearding the 8 and 9 speed mix of parts. This is too east to be right - BUT - why wouldn't a 9 speed chan improve the above mix of parts. Is there a reason it won't work with older cassettes.
DAN
Hmmmm....mr tornado head
May 16, 2001 7:05 AM
Yeah... the 9 speed chain is too skinny to work with 8 speed cassette.