|13-24 custom cassette - is this odd?||off roadie|
Sep 10, 2002 7:56 AM
|I built up an 8 speed cassette from a mix of parts (LX and RX100). Its set up with individual 13-14-15-16-17-18-19-21-24 gogs, and I have a 53/39 in front. The shift ramps don't line up perfectly, but otherwise I like it.
Is this an odd setup? I couldn't find any normal cassettes that had similar (1-t) spacing through that much of thier range. I really like how it feels for my mostly-flat riding, and there's just enough big (and small) cog for some hills.
|Looks perfect for a flat ride!||LC|
Sep 10, 2002 9:28 AM
|There is no reason to have cogs that you do not actually use. If you ride more hills or get stronger you can always change it.|
|re: 13-24 Good selection!||Chen2|
Sep 10, 2002 11:11 AM
|I usually run a 13-25, 13-26, or 13-27 9-speed.
|re: 13-24 custom cassette - is this odd?||Silas_Greenback|
Sep 10, 2002 4:01 PM
|That is a good range, but I count nine cogs. Is the 18 an error?|
|Can you count - is this odd?||Kerry|
Sep 10, 2002 4:36 PM
|As another poster mentioned, you have nine cogs on your 8 speed set up. However, for 9S, Campy routinely offers a 13-23 cassette which is essentially the set up you describe. This pattern is available from Shimano (in Ultegra, at least) but it has to be special ordered. S does not fill the supply chain with this highly functional cassette, instead offering 12 and 11 bottom cogs to people who can make no use of it.|
|hmm, forget for sure which one I dropped||off roadie|
Sep 12, 2002 9:02 AM
|I was originally planning a 14-15-16-17-18-19-21-24, but wasn't happy with the way the 14 dind't fully engage the freehub splines, so I had to pick up a 13t cog with a built in spacer that is splined. I think I ended up dropping the 18, for a 13-14-15-16-17-19-21-24.
The rarity of "stock" gruppos with 13t bttom cogs was what made me wonder if it was odd. I was getting no use from my 12, and figured it might be that I was spinning freakishly fast or riding freakishly slow.
|re: Not to me.||dzrider|
Sep 11, 2002 6:26 AM
|I like the method of running a straight block as long as I can than adding 1 to each remaining jump. If I needed an easier gear the next change I would make from the setup you have is to go to 13,14,15,16,17,19,22,26. When I first started riding shops had boards on their walls with single cogs on them so that we could do this. What price progress?|
|13-23 9 speed Shimano is available||Straightblock|
Sep 11, 2002 9:41 AM
|in 105. Nashbar stocks them. It has 13-19 straightblock with a 21 & 23. Once it's out of the box you can't tell it apart from an Ultegra, and probably only a few grams heavier.|| |