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 Post subject: When does it stop ?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:33 pm 
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Is there really need for an 11 speed cassette, I know very little about road bike but isn't a 10 speed cassette enough ?


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No!! Want Twenty Hundred Million........GearsandGearsandGears......

Dinnae quite see it masel, either- I did fine with twelve gear downtube non index shifters.............hmmm...........(he thinks)........might be fun to try that again....


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As Rick said in 'The Young Ones' - 'technological freakout man!'

I'm still getting to grips with having 9 instead of 7 on my MTB! Still only got 8 on the road bike.

After all, the right gear is the one you're in and riding comfortably so does having 11 make any difference to this?


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Hasn't this happened since the days of 5 speed? You say you don't want it or need it, next thing you know your as smug as a bug in a rug with your 1 more gear than your mate. Your colleagues also marvel at your abundance of gears as they lift your steed incredulously.


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Why 11, thats easy - Its one more than 10 !!!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:16 pm 
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Just like the Amps in Spinal Tap..they go up to 11.

Let's just hope that the wheel dish doesn't get any worse...


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given my last road cassette was a 12-23, is there really much point in giving more gear choice?


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Well, if the chainline problem can be solved (floating chainring?) then double chainsets become redundant along with the front mech and the left STI. Another handy weight saving.


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hamster wrote:
Just like the Amps in Spinal Tap..they go up to 11.

Let's just hope that the wheel dish doesn't get any worse...


also noticed the volume on the BBC i player goes up to 11 :)


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 Post subject: hamsters got it
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:06 pm 
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Hamsters got it
We will all go faster because its 11 ! just like spinal taps amps being louder. 8)
Man when where they going to tell me I needed this :shock:

Jamie


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