I replaced the ORIGINAL LX 8 speed drivetrain on my 96 diamondback zetec hardtail winter beater/loaner bike last week as follows SRAM 850 cassette, PC 850 chain, Race Face middle ring (4 bolt 32). It holds perfectly locked in the biggest/first cassette cog, pretty good in #2, then skips progressively worse as I shift outbound, and wont extend to #8 without a little push on the stand.
It is hard for me to blame the R Derailler as it just does what it is told by the indexing shifter, however it is old and has lots of play. My grip shift is also old and has play but still clicks in. Cables are sort of old.
Since this is the back up bike, I have always slow to replace components. What can I do to eliminate more variables before buying shifters. I think that I just talked myself into cables.
Thanks a million for any input
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