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Old 08-18-2017, 11:00 AM   #1
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its going to have to be a complete overhaul

I noticed the other day, while eating lunch, my rear gear looked funny where the chain was sitting so yesterday I borrowed the chain gage while at the local bike shop. no go. my chain is so stretched that neither side of the gage would go in the slots.

sooooo, I guess I will order a new rear cassette, front large ring, front tire, and chain to go with the rear wheel, rear tire, shifters, and brakes.

not something I was planning on buying this close to conquer the coast so hopefully I get everything replaced in time. I have 21 days till this ride so it should be fine but I hope my order doesn't get stopped like the shifters did.

which, talking about the shifters, my replacement order showed up so now I have the thumb shifters, rear wheel, and rear brake assembly.


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Which type of thumb shifters?


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Like these, 3x9. I like the x series sram shifters

https://www.sram.com/sram/mountain/products/x5-exact-actuation-trigger-shifters
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I have a regular (index?) shifter (11speed) on my bike now and it seems like I am spending too much time just trying to get the indexing just right. What are the pros and cons of thumb shifters? Sorry for going off on a tangent.
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these go right into gear. they don't depend on you to align them. that's what you mean by regular indexing, right? you have to move them a little back or forward to get them to stop clicking? these drop right into place once you set get them on and set up. and they were way easier to set up then the grip shifters were. once you aligned the small gear, the rest were lined up already and you just adjusted the stops
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Tha the x4 3x8 on my miuntain bike and the 3x9 x5 in the box
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on my chain checker, if the end doesn't slide in easily, it's not worn enough to be replaced yet.

if the .5 fits in and the .75 doesn't, it's not time for replacement. if the .75 fits, the .5 fits too and it's time to replace a 10s chain.


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