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Old 10-09-2012, 12:10 PM   #25426
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so I've got a flatbar road bike (hybrid) that has 3x8 trigger shifting, and I'm thinking of converting it to a 2x9 or 2x10... i've been doing Shimano stuff for awhile, but I'm thinking maybe I should give Sram a try... I see on their website a Via GT and Via Centro gruppo of nearly exactly what I want, targetting city and trekking bikes, but I don't see those available online anywheres.
http://www.sram.com/sram/urban/products/via-gt

Whats the budget Sram road group I should use? A mix of Apex and S-series? I'm gonna need cranks (50-34 or 48-32 or so), shifters, cassette and derailleurs for this... and probably new wheels too (I assume I can't put a 9 or 10 speed cassette on a 8 speed freehub, eh? anyways, I eventually want to get nicer rims). The mountain groups all seem to have tiny front sprockets...
Those Via groupsets are new, to me. I've been looking at putting a 2X10 MTB (42/28) crankset on my 'cross. The Via crankset might be the way to go. Hmmm.

Give these guys a call, about the Via groupsets. They can quickly pull it up and give you a price.

I think S-series/Apex mix will be about the most budget-friendly way to go.

We currently run Apex (48/34 with 12-32, for me, and 46/38 with 12-36, for her) on both our bikes. It's solid, reliable stuff. We really like it. Both our MTBs are SRAM, too.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:10 PM   #25427
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and people look at me crazy for jumping curbs, running single track, and going down 3 steps on a cross bike

Nice find!
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:16 PM   #25428
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and people look at me crazy for jumping curbs, running single track, and going down 3 steps on a cross bike

Damn... beat me to it! I just watched this from a friend's link and was just astounded! What makes it even more epic is that the bike he is riding is from the TdF winner Bradley Wiggins.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:27 PM   #25429
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:09 PM   #25430
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:17 PM   #25431
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Those Via groupsets are new, to me. I've been looking at putting a 2X10 MTB (42/28) crankset on my 'cross. The Via crankset might be the way to go. Hmmm.

Give these guys a call, about the Via groupsets. They can quickly pull it up and give you a price.

I think S-series/Apex mix will be about the most budget-friendly way to go.

We currently run Apex (48/34 with 12-32, for me, and 46/38 with 12-36, for her) on both our bikes. It's solid, reliable stuff. We really like it. Both our MTBs are SRAM, too.
hmm, I don't see the Via stuff in QBP's 2012 catalog at all.
http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/...#/a8e5bd2a/374
http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/...#/a8e5bd2a/400
etc etc.

so, yeah, must be TOO new. ah well, I'm probably a year out from doing this upgrade.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:30 PM   #25432
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Reminds me of the time I got SIX speeding tickets on the ride from Cardiff to London. I didn't pay a single one of them, but I wonder how much the total would have come to.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:15 PM   #25433
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Are Shimano freehubs and SRAM cassettes fully interchangable, even in 10sp ?

do 10 speed cassettes fit on a 8 speed freehub ?
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:18 PM   #25434
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Are Shimano freehubs and SRAM cassettes fully interchangable, even in 10sp ?

do 10 speed cassettes fit on a 8 speed freehub ?


You *may* need a spacer behind the 10sp cassette, but those're easy to come by.

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edited to add: as long as you're talking about Hyperglide cassettes and not Uniglide cassettes
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:31 PM   #25435
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You *may* need a spacer behind the 10sp cassette, but those're easy to come by.

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edited to add: as long as you're talking about Hyperglide cassettes and not Uniglide cassettes
yeah, stuff made in THIS century :)
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:31 PM   #25436
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yeah, stuff made in THIS century :)
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:09 PM   #25437
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Are Shimano freehubs and SRAM cassettes fully interchangable, even in 10sp ?
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You *may* need a spacer behind the 10sp cassette, but those're easy to come by.
"Gummee!" is correct, on the spacer. If the back of the cassette "spider" is flat, you'll need it. Otherwise, the "spider" will have a raised lip around the center hole, which eliminates the need for a spacer. If in doubt, your LBS can make a quick assessment.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:10 PM   #25438
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The beginning and the end....

I'm very bad about taking pictures during brevets. Luckily, John Lee Ellis was kind enough to post a few from the Last Chance 1200. From JLE,

The wet beginning. I'm on the far left and my buddy David is next to me:



The last turn before the finish line - three of us rode the last 35 miles together.



Now I know what 1200 km/750 miles in 85 hours feels like. I was damn happy to be out of my cycling shoes too.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:22 PM   #25439
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and... wheels.

WE7256 Handspun Pavement Series 5 Rear Wheel 700c 36h Shimano LX / Mavic A319 / DT Champion All Silver
WE7254 Handspun Pavement Series 5 Front Wheel 700c 36h Shimano LX / Mavic A319

(the number is QBP's PN).. those look to be a $200 'touring' wheelset. near as I can tell, Handspun is a QBP house brand for machine made wheels with a range of decent components, obviously these are at the lower end, but last I heard, Deore LX was OK stuff, as are Mavic rims (the A319 are a pinned 6106 alloy box 622x19 rim, recommended for 28 to 47mm tires, so my target range of 32-35mm should be fine... and if I get skinny and start riding farther, I can even put 28s on them).


thinking about something like this as an upgrade to my hybrid (which has noname rims and hubs), along with eventually switching from the crappy 3x8 alivio/acera/whatever to a sram apex compact 2x10... yes, I know, this ends up costing like $600

this is hte crankset I'm looking at. can be had as cheap as $116 or so, with an english thread BB.

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Old 10-09-2012, 08:30 PM   #25440
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Well after 7 years of doing absolutely nothing as far as exercising. I have decided to get the mountain bike out and air the tyres up and try riding. I started last Thursday. I rode 10 miles and had 2 heart attacks a few coronaries and I'm not sure but I believe that I gave birth some where in there. It took me 1 hr and 51mins to ride 10 miles on flat ground. Skipped a day and road 10 miles on Saturday. not to bad I shaved it down to 1 hr and 10 mins and felt ok, besides the muscle burn and knee pain. I road 10 miles Monday and stayed in high gear the entire time with no stops forgot to carry a watch so I don't know how long it took. And it wasn't that bad at all. The only problem is my knees feel like they have ice picks jammed in them during and after. I know that the body posistion and seat height have a lot to do with this. I made sure the when my leg is in the fully extended position that it has a slight bend in it. But what else could I do or do I need to just keep pedaling and it will go away. Answers
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