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TA Cassettes(5 posts)

TA Cassettesmpm32
Jan 7, 2002 8:49 AM
Does anyone know an online source for TA Cassettes, or their company website? Other than totalcycling.com? Just looking for more information on them and totalcycling doesn't provide much.

Thanks
re: TA Cassetteszelig
Jan 8, 2002 12:48 PM
Unfortunately, Specialites TA does not have a website, nor do any online sellers provide a huge amount of information about their fine line of cranks, chain rings and cogs. USPS used TA cassettes in the 1999?? TDF but not sure about 2000 and 2001. They used Shimano in the smallest two cogs for strenght but TA for the rest. The TA's are made out of alloy. Lance's cogs were shown in a closeup in CycleSport magazine but there wasn't much detail. Let me know if you want me to dig the issue out. I've used their chain rings. They're excellent quality and price competitive. The cogs aren't great value but if you like to be different and got the coin or just a racer, they're worth looking into.
online source for TA cassetteTOSH
Jan 9, 2002 2:26 PM
Try to access following URL:

http://www.nimble-wheels.co.uk/nimble_options/cassette_ta_kheops.htm

They don't provide much information on the web, you can reach them over the phone and they are very attentive.

Good Luck!
re: TA Cassettesjrm
Jan 10, 2002 11:51 AM
Theres also cyclocrossworld.com. Thats where i got my TA ring from.
re: TA CassettesSimon Coates
Jan 22, 2002 5:25 AM
I have used a Shimano-compatible TA cassette and it doesn't work very well. My bike has Dura-Ace STI throughout, and the indexing just does not come up to the standards of a Dura-Ace block. The problem is that the TA cassette is so light, the grooves for hyperglide cannot be cut into the sprockets, otherwise the cassette would just 'snap'. They look very nice, though!

Simon