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Noel

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Hi All...

In the throws of purchasing an "older' bike with Exage 300. Bike has done very little work and is in
excellent cond'.

I'm seeking any info good / bad on the Exage 300 regarding the converting to possible STI and maybe
16 speed rather than current 14 speed.

Thanks in advance

Noel
 
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Tom Kunich

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"Noel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:<[email protected]>...
> Hi All...
>
> In the throws of purchasing an "older' bike with Exage 300. Bike has done very little work and is
> in excellent cond'.
>
> I'm seeking any info good / bad on the Exage 300 regarding the converting to possible STI and
> maybe 16 speed rather than current 14 speed.
>
> Thanks in advance

Exage wheels were freewheel wheels if memory serves. In order to make an intelligent change you'd
have to convert to an 18 speed. Buy a set of 9-speed wheels, a new rear derailleur and a set of
9-speed downtube shifters.

The latest 9-speed hubs need to have the rear triangle reset to 130 mm by a local shop that has the
proper tools. This is easily done if you have a steel frame. If you have an aluminum frame you'll
just have to push the rear wheel in each time. It's no big deal but is a little irritating to fight
it every time.
 
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Andrew Martin

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"Noel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:<[email protected]>...
> Hi All...
>
> In the throws of purchasing an "older' bike with Exage 300. Bike has done very little work and is
> in excellent cond'.
>
> I'm seeking any info good / bad on the Exage 300 regarding the converting to possible STI and
> maybe 16 speed rather than current 14 speed.
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> Noel

Spend a little extra cash to get a current bike. Otherwise you'll be paying for it for years as you
fight the retrofit. a
 
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