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Cassette advice for Fred Whitton

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Milzy, 7 Feb 2018.

  1. Milzy

    Milzy Über Member

    hey guys,

    I’m toying with the idea of buying a 34 cassette. I’ve heard you can get SRAM 36t compatable to the road bike. I under I’ll need a medium cage mech and new chain or add links. Where can I buy a 36 from?
     
  2. SpokeyDokey

    SpokeyDokey 61: old body, head still feels the same. Staff Member

    10 speed 36T SRAM on wiggle:

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/sram-pg1030-10-speed-cassette/
     
  3. phantasmagoriana

    phantasmagoriana Über Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Loads of places sell them - I got one (11sp) from Amazon, which I've used with a 5800 medium cage rear mech. Just search for "SRAM 11-36 cassette".
     
  4. OP
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    Milzy

    Milzy Über Member

  5. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

  6. PK99

    PK99 Guru

    Location:
    SW19
  7. OP
    OP
    Milzy

    Milzy Über Member

  8. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    I have no idea, give winstanlys a ring ive found them to be helpful in the past when ive called in , only a mile away from me
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Milzy

    Milzy Über Member

    The problem is swapping out bits back and fourth. I might just try to manage with a 32t.
     
  10. huwsparky

    huwsparky Über Member

    Location:
    Llangrannog
    If you have a 32t and a compact chainset that's a pretty good combo IMO, don't bother spending any more money. I'd say about 70% at least will be walking Hardknott and Wrynose anyway so if you do have to get off you certainly won't be on your own.
     
  11. OP
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    Milzy

    Milzy Über Member

    lol no way am I getting off.
     
  12. huwsparky

    huwsparky Über Member

    Location:
    Llangrannog
    It's not a matter of choice to those that do I'm afraid!
     
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  13. SpokeyDokey

    SpokeyDokey 61: old body, head still feels the same. Staff Member

    The last twisty stretch at the top of Hardknott is very steep. If you were seriously contemplating a 36 cassette then you might struggle with a 32 out back.

    FWIW I don't think I could do it even with 32 x 36. :sad:

    Pretty sure the medium cage GS RD won't cope with a 36 cassette and 50/34 - not an expert on these things though.
     
  14. Specialeyes

    Specialeyes Senior Member

    Location:
    Essex
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  15. Leodis

    Leodis Über Member

    Location:
    Moortown, Leeds
    I am sticking with the 34/29 for the Fred, I can't justify the extra £250+ for a new campag rear mech, cassette and chain for one climb.
     
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