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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:06 pm 
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So...

Amazon fucked me. Therefore, I've changed over my derailleurs and cassette to 2x10 spd, but they didn't deliver my crankset.

I'm going riding this weekend, but my question is how much work I have to go through.

Can I use an old 3x8 crankset with a 10spd chain and cassette? I plan to use only the middle chainring and run as a 1x10. I'm planning to toss the old FD on and lock down the adjusters to act as a chainguide.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:29 am 
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I'd say it's worth a shot.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:49 am 
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Looking okay so far. Once I figure out how to set up these darn gx derailleurs and shifters.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:15 am 
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Let me know how it pans out.
I was in your neck of the woods a few days this week btw.
Had a couple of days in Crestview, Fl.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:52 am 
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Well, it is running okay for now.
It'll do 19 miles tomorrow, win lose or draw. I'll let y'all know. There's no reason it shouldn't work (though I might drop my chain more than I'd like).


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:03 am 
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Chain rings are chain rings. The teeth width isn't what changed (at least that much) between gear set ups. You will be fine. :)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:55 pm 
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And then... One different question...

Since my gx crankset wasn't delivered... Are there other 2x 10spd cranks in the same cheap-ass price range (sub $150) that I should be looking at?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:08 pm 
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Shimano SLX is real nice and even possibly cheaper.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:22 pm 
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Today's SLX is yesterday's XT. Trickle-down technology is great! ;)

In all seriousness, you can find the SLX M675 crankset for under $100.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 1:36 am 
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So, singlespeed with a 32t up front and 12-36 out back wasn't terrible... But i would have loved to have the couple extra gears on top and bottom that I will with a 22/36.

Ran well enough though, for anyone wondering. Only dropped the chain once, and that was while stopped. Can't wait for it to be 2x10 with a chainring that isn't missing teeth from neglect and abuse (and being a subpar suntour crankset).

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:17 am 
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So... The slx should work fine with sram everything else, right?

I'm assuming they use the same shift widths and whatnot.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:51 am 
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Yes it is compatible.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:11 pm 
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Sweet.

M675 w/ bottom bracket on the way. $90 from jenson. Very excited.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:18 pm 
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That's the way to go, especially as hard as you are on things.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:41 pm 
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It's mostly just that I'm fat. Still a rough life for the hardware.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:57 pm 
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axisofoil wrote:
Sweet.

M675 w/ bottom bracket on the way. $90 from jenson. Very excited.

That's a helluva deal on new cranks. Free shipping?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:59 pm 
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Yes. They're "new, without packaging". I don't need a box for the cranks.

http://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-SLX-M6 ... ew-No-PCKG

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