2008/07/02

Last piece of the puzzle



I now have everything I need... I switched the stock Cannondale 44T ring for a Middleburn 42T Hardcoat Slickshift for gearing preferences, quality shifting and durability. As an added bonus, the Middleburn is much lighter. The No Nuts chainring bolts that threads directly into the small chainring are a nice touch.

6 comments:

The Jackal said...

Nice choice of equipment, can't wait to see the Taurine completed.

Dan Gerous said...

Should be done soon, I just need to find the time to install the crankset, then on goes the chain followed by the derailleurs tuning and it's a go!

Sebastian Ortiz said...

Hi, How good are those chainrings... the Middleburn.. thanks

Dan Gerous said...

The Middleburn ring shifts great, it's lighter than the Cannondale branded ring it replaced and it has a reputation to be quite durable. The one I have is a 42T Slickshift with Hardcoat, hardcoat being a surface treatment that is marketed as having less friction and lasting a lot longer. It's too early to tell if it is indeed more durable though.

Sebastian Ortiz said...

Awesome, cause im about to order a 36T and a 42T from middleburn the Slickshift, did you have anyproblem of using the 29T with the small gear in the rear, sometimes the chain try to change itself because of those pins...Does that happen with the middleburn. thanks

Dan Gerous said...

I flipped the 29T ring (with the logos inside) to have more clearance and I think I would get some contact between the chain and big ring in that combo but to be honest, I don't use the 29T with the smallest cogs in the back, the way I use the 2x9 setup is to be able to use the 42T with most of the cassette and drop to the 29T for steeper climbs that require using the upper part of the cassette anyway. Note that if you use a 36T instead of a 29T, you'll get less chance that the chain will rub the big ring. I'll check tonight before I start stripping the Taurine.