A little lost...
I'm sure that with a lot of searching, I can find the answer, but I thought maybe I'd just ask here. I have an 06 Kona Scrap.
I want to know if this rear de-railer (and matching front) will work with this bike.
I'm looking for something that is short, fat and rugged. (I guess its called a short cage?)
I bought some new SRAM shifters.
I would also like to add a chain tensioner, but have no idea what to look for, what type works with my set-up, better quality, etc. Something like this??
This is sort of the set-up Im looking for. But don't know where to start to make it happen.
Can this type of set-up be accomplished and still keep 2 sprockets in front? Im an old school flatland freestyle BMXer and WAY out of my comfort zone. I figure a good board like this I can start gaining some knowledge.
The bike shop I went to, to have them installed just changed the shifters, and the installer kept the beefier cables for their own bike. I don't go their anymore because they are a bunch of punks, and the owner kisses their a$$. He told me I must be mistaken about the cables.... nice.
Wow where to start..welcome to the boards.
1. The derailleur you show is a road derailleur, not very stout, but expensive. It will not work with the shifters you show. They are designed for Shimano derailleurs. You'll want a short cage Saint derailleur if you want stout and short -whilst keeping your shifters.
2. If you want a dual rings up front you need a dual-chainguide such as the MRP LRP, your picture shows a single ring specific Truvativ Boxguide.
That's a start...
Originally Posted by AntJoCac
Good start indeed. Ill check them out, thank you!
Welcome, you might want to also consider a Shimano SLX rear derailleur (short cage) and a Blackspire stinger. Both of these are cheaper and work well. I had the exact same bike but was too small/heavy for trail use. Made a great SS dirt jumper!
I have considered going to a single chain ring up front, and keeping the gears in the back. I think I like the diversity though, plus I live in a VERY hilly area. My main concern is keeping the works small and tight. I'm using it as sort of a hybrid street beater. I changed the tires to some Maxis Holy Rollers, which I like vey much. As soon as I finish remodeling my upstairs, I have to really dig in to this Hamden dog park and get airborne.
I'll definitely be looking up those items. Thanks for the help.