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13-24 custom cassette - is this odd?(8 posts)

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.
~Al
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 droppedoff 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 availableStraightblock
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.