|my bike is now 9 speed.||rufus|
Sep 4, 2003 12:37 PM
|evrything worked out fine, with no problems encountered so far. still waiting on new 9 speed downtube shifters, but i'll get to re-learn friction shifting for a few days. little adjustment on the derailleur limit screws and b-screw, chain length came out perfect, and everythings set so far. i have a feeling i may encounter a few obstacles while trying to dial in indexing, but should be no biggie.
the one thing i haven't done is cold set the rear triangle. the 9 speed wheel went in ok, with just a bit of finagling. but i shouldn't have any problems riding it for the time being, right, until i can take it to a shop who can spread the rear triangle permanently?
|Wouldn't worry about a 'permanent' spread. nm||OldEdScott|
Sep 4, 2003 12:43 PM
|Right - steel frame will spread itself through riding (nm)||Kerry Irons|
Sep 4, 2003 5:30 PM
|took it out for a short shakedown ride.||rufus|
Sep 4, 2003 3:22 PM
|and all was well. it seemed to ride smoother than before, which may be because the crack forming in the old rim made a flat spot,out of true, or just more flexy. and the drivetrain was eeerily quiet, especially since i was using friction shifting. but maybe all new, clean drivetrains are that quiet.
the 27 tooth cog wasn't the miracle godsend i was expecting, but as mercutio once said, "'tis enough, 'tis enough!"
|Friction shifting IS 'eerily quiet,' my man!||OldEdScott|
Sep 5, 2003 6:29 AM
|That's one of the several areas of friction superiority.|| |