Is there 8 speed and 9 speed Sora?

Is there 8 speed and 9 speed Sora?

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Watchman

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6,391 posts

212 months

Wednesday 26th September 2018
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Success..!!

But I'm not 100% certain why.

I had another look at the hanger. As before, it's absolutely spot on, so I had a go at removing the H limiter and starting with a pre-tensioned cable as I described above. That didn't work.

I had a look at the B screw. I had it screwed quite a long way in, so I unscrewed it until it was too far and the jockeys were touching the cassette. However, even at this setting, the indexing was better than before so I carefully adjusted the B screw and tested the indexing until I got it all changing as slick as a rifle-bolt.

Very many thanks for all the advice and mostly for the confirmation that I must be on the right path. That was encouraging and gave me more confidence to continue instead of rushing off to a bike shop.

Barchettaman

4,558 posts

99 months

Thursday 27th September 2018
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Hooray! Good work.

As you have found, even the cheaper Shimano stuff shifts beautifully once it’s nicely dialled in. You get the satisfaction of having sorted it yourself too. Bloody well done!

Julietbravo

149 posts

57 months

Thursday 27th September 2018
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Excellent! Hope the weather holds for a few more weeks and you get out on it. I recently rebuilt a Giant Defy from a bare frame with my lad - insert BB was the starting point, new cables, which way to wind the bar tape etc. I wanted him to be able to go out on it and know how it all works incase of a mechanical whilst riding.

Watchman

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6,391 posts

212 months

Thursday 27th September 2018
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Barchettaman said:
Hooray! Good work.

As you have found, even the cheaper Shimano stuff shifts beautifully once it’s nicely dialled in. You get the satisfaction of having sorted it yourself too. Bloody well done!
Quite right. I'm an engineer at heart so it's important for me to understand the worth in components. I looked at the more expensive kit and couldn't find that worth for the type of use we would put it to, and knowing (as you stated) how well even the cheaper Shimano stuff can work makes the purchase decision easier. In this case, the components were given to me - the consequence of some convoluted payment agreement I had with someone. smile

I've always done my own bike maintenance except once when I couldn't get my gears to index and took the bike to Cult Cycles in Earlswood (just outside Solihull). The first thing the chap did was to whip the derailleur off and straighten the hanger, something I hadn't even considered. Then he spent 3 mins making it all operate like a slick machine. That was £10 very well spent - partly for the fix but mostly for the lesson.

Since then, I've tried to bridge the gap since i stopped cycling (and self-maintaining) in about 1990 with the modern materials and methods by watching a lot of YouTube videos. I can do most things now including suspension forks but occasionally something doesn't behave the way you might expect and some encouragement to continue (because you're on the right path) is all it needs.

My lad is happy too.

Watchman

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Thursday 27th September 2018
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Julietbravo said:
Excellent! Hope the weather holds for a few more weeks and you get out on it. I recently rebuilt a Giant Defy from a bare frame with my lad - insert BB was the starting point, new cables, which way to wind the bar tape etc. I wanted him to be able to go out on it and know how it all works incase of a mechanical whilst riding.
When I built the bike last year, I tried to get my lad interested in helping but he was in the throes of building and refining a gaming computer at the time, so had no interest. However, he's been with me all the way with these changes, and put the new tyres on himself, so maybe we've reached a tipping point where he'll take more of an interest in future. I know I hoovered-up all my Dad's bike knowledge from about the age of 8yo but I didn't have the distraction of computers then (I'm 50yo now).

Since returning to cycling about 10 years ago, it's been a dual purpose - to do some exercise (I desperately need it), and to do a family activity. In both regards it has always been a massive success.

askew

102 posts

83 months

Thursday 27th September 2018
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Going to use this thread to help get my front mech sorted. I'd noticed that the rear was never making it up to the biggest cog, so did some fiddling and resolved that: a bit of re-indexing and cable adjustment seemed to get it changing nicely. With that done mind, now if put the front on the small ring, I can never get it back. A turn of the cable resolved it once while I was out, but then it happened again. I think it needs some sprint tweaking.