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Gday good people
I have a 2002 rincon in need of some new cranks etc it is a 7 speed and i believe you cannot get them any more.
If i go to a 8 or 9 speed do i need to change the back wheel?
would i be better off buying a new mtb? don't want to if i don't have to.
thanks in advance
My old 2003 Rincon is 8 speed and it had the same cranks as your 2002 Rincon. There are local shops around that still sell plenty of 7 speed gear.
If you do change to 8 or 9 speed, you will need to change your shifters too and they may also include the brake levers?? Not 100% sure about the derailleur.
http://archive.giant-bicycles.com/au/03 ... model=9641
Fix it up and just ride!!
your right guys, ride on she is still a good bike thanks
Not much wrong with the Rincon frame. Your wheels though will have a screw on freewheel rather than the more modern cassette and freehub. So an upgrade to 9spd or 10spd will require new wheels and groupset. This'd require an investment over $400...assuming a Deore group and wheels but it would bring the bike up to modern equivalent spec of a $1,200 plus retail bike. Here's the groupset I'd be looking at http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/Bike+Shop ... OUPSET.htm
As for wheels...the Star wheels from CyclingDeal can cope with rim brakes for $100 http://cyclingdeal.rtrk.com.au/?scid=31771&kw=3914562
If just the crankset is knackered I'd consider just replacing that either with an Shimano Alivio (which uses a tapered BB - that you likely already have) or a Deore (uses a Hollowtech BB). Advantage of the latter is replaceable chainwheels and light weight. They also come with the BB and can be had for around $90 online. http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/Bike+Shop ... t_1939.htm Given that a new BB would be advisable anyway (and perhaps a new chain - suggest KMC X8.93) it could be a good option.
Ours is not to reason why...merely to point and giggle
it has the spline and cassette but 7 speed. I have since found a couple of cranksets on ebay that will do the job. I have stripped teeth on the current chainrings so she skips under load. Found an Alvio in the US which will fit.
thanks for your help
I upgraded my crankset to Alivio but it wasn't straight forward as the crank offset was different. I then had to change the bottom bracket to get the chain line back to 48-50mm, plus the BB mount front derailleur was also an issue from memory. Was still worth doing as the the crankset was far better.
Just double check your chain line is correct.
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