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my bike is now 9 speed.(5 posts)

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. nmOldEdScott
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.