[Yak] Questions about Capreo
tedcamp45 at sbcglobal.net
Fri Sep 9 05:58:04 CDT 2005
I recently bought the tool from: www.biketoolsetc.com (just search
for TL-HG09) costs about $10.
One thing I've found that I don't like about using a Capreo 9-26
cassette is that when doing shifts from one cog to another there is a
bigger jump in gear ratios than compared to by road bike that uses a
12-25 cassette. If you look at Sheldon Brown's website
:http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gears/ you can compute the various gear
ratios. When you look at the Capreo gear changes go from 10 to 18%
changes. compared to a 12-25 cassette you get 8 to 13% changes. I've
found that while riding a lot of the time I'll only want a small change
in gear ratios but end up getting more than I want when changing the the
next cog over. I guess I can get the appropiate gear using both the
front and rear derailleurs but this involves more gear shifting.
David Sherman wrote:
> Anyway, does anyone know where I can find a removal tool for the
> cassette? (I'm not far from Eugene, so I might drop by the factory in
> the weeks ahead).
> Why did I put a Capreo hub on my bike? I like normal front
> chainrings, higher gearing is more comfortable for fast group rides,
> and I have the early Samsonite suitcase (which are a pain with large
> chainrings). Seems like a good solution for small wheels, I just hope
> I'm not at the dead-end of an evolutionary detour.
> Any other Capreo thoughts?
> Dave Sherman
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