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 Post subject: Suntour to shimano
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:11 am 
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Hi
I have just got my 1990 cindercone , I have taken it for a ride this morning and have found the lower gears a little slippy !
I am thinking about changing the casette and chain but i dont think i can get a new suntour cassette so can i fit shimano casette and chain ?
The bike has suntour XCD group set which is original.
I am considering changing to shimano but i lose the originality i have !!
What should i do ????????


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:17 am 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Suntour-Xc-Pr ... _500wt_966

Any use to you chap?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:33 am 
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Thanks for that, I did see it by i am still stuck with chain too !


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:55 am 
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imperial21 wrote:
Thanks for that, I did see it by i am still stuck with chain too !


Ay 7 speed index chain will be fine - you can still get shimano HG70 for around £15. SRAM do good value ones too.

Suntour is alway more clunky that shimano - especially if you are moving lots of ratios at a time under any kind of load.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:13 pm 
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How about using a shimano cassette ?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:20 pm 
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imperial21 wrote:
How about using a shimano cassette ?


I have found that it works fine - the adjustment takes a bit more effort and you have to keep it 'tuned'.

Are you using X-Press shifters or thumbies? I have had more success with the latter.

If you do a few searches on here - and on the interweb - you'll get a few more opinions/experiences. :D


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:25 pm 
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Suntour freehub, Shimano cassette = no go.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:50 pm 
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imperial21 wrote:
How about using a shimano cassette ?


Different teeth fitting on the cassette body.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:33 pm 
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Loki wrote:
Suntour freehub, Shimano cassette = no go.


Yep - that is a bloody good point.. you'll need a new hub and a wheel build.

I'd go for a second hand Suntour cassette and a SRAM or shimano chain as Suntour ones are like rocking horse pooh and cost a fortune.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:01 pm 
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Oh Dear !!!!
I will try and buy that cassette on ebay but its different ratio to mine, I may just try changing the chain as it looks past its best !
Thanks


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