Bike Gearing

by davidnhill43   March 3, 2012  

Have a Barracuda RS200 Road Bike wan't to change Rear Cassette 8 rings for different combination, for here in Cornwall we have steep inclines, at the moment have Double Chainset Shimano FCA050C 39tx 50t x170mm and rear Sunrace Cassette MFM 608CSOUS3 13-28T-8 UCP, what cassette would be more suitable for me, any info would be appreciated.

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I think you'll find that a 28 is the largest the 2300 rear mech can handle.
That's an odd sized chainset, usually they are 52/39 or 50/34 . . .
I suspect the only thing you'll be able to do is find a compact (50/34) chainset on ebay, which will make life a little easier for you on the hills.

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posted by manoirdelourde [28 posts]
3rd March 2012 - 18:39

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A triple might be the answer.

My winter bike has Shimano2300 on it and I have a triple chainring on the front. It is a FSA Tempo 30/42/52.

I would suggest popping down your LBS and seeing if they can fit a triple. Goodluck

posted by scaramanga [34 posts]
3rd March 2012 - 21:12

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