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  1. xar1540

    Replace crankset 7 speed square taper

    I'm looking at replacing my STX triple 22 32 42 175mm crankset soon. It has a 94 BCD (22 ring is ok) so i'm looking for a crank with the more common 110BCD. Is the Sugino XD-600 the only option apart from the low end current model Acera Shimano...
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    Best chain for 7 speed mtb

    I have a 1996 Trek MTB that has full STX componentry. I'm cycling through Thailand at the moment and carrying a full load. I had a HG41 7 speed 11-28 cassette and a new chain installed a week ago. It worked well. Around 300 kilometres later i had a bike mechanic fix a clicking sound in the...
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    Trek 520 gears slipping

    Hi, I have a 1996 vintage Trek 520 tourer that i bought second hand and use for commuting. The seller said it needed a new cluster and chain as the gears slipped under heavy load. That was done and i still got slipping. My bike mechanic said that as the SIS guide in my 7 speed bar end shifters...