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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:24 pm 
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Might be worth doing an experiment to isolate where the iLinks are causing trouble by using the regular housing for one segment (eg shifter-to-headtube-stop) and iLink for the other (chainstay stop to derailleur). In addition to the cable tension/friction things plpete mentioned, you should give the iLinks a once-over to make sure that they are all pressed tightly up against each other, and that you don't have any liner sticking out at the stop that goes into the shifter.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:10 am 
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mellowJohnny wrote:
Understandable - but you don't need to shell out for a Park scale - check out this site for inexpensive scale options:

http://dx.com/s/hanging+scale

Free shipping, but it will take time to make it to the US. Like a month+

Interesting note about the iLinks - lots of guys here are running them with DA / SRAM / Campy without issues. Did it shift properly before you tried the new SRAM cassette?


Thanks for the link. I just bought myself a scale!

It was jumping a little bit with the ultegra cassette as well. Have talked to another one of my friends and they are going to help me out and take another look into it. My buddy works at my LBS and got me an OG 1090 11-28 cassette for free. Wanted the XG, but free is free. The thing is LOUD! Hoping to get it all sorted out soon


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:52 pm 
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Cables are funny things. My rear shifting was a bit off recently. Cleaned and lubed cables and seemed to be no snagging - it ran freely. Still shifted badly so installed new outer as last resort not expecting it to help and......shifted perfectly :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:36 am 
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So here is an update...

The sram cassette shifted like garbage even after using standard cable housing. The mechanic who helped me install my ilinks told me to bring it back to his place and he would trade me my Sram cassette for a new DA he had laying around since he uses Sram. He will also install the ilinks back on and it should work better. Here's to hoping it comes out perfect this time, now that I'm going back with a shimano cassette.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:00 pm 
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Unless the Sram cassette is beat to hell I don't see how it will make a significant difference. Have you checked your chain for significant stretch? Chains wear much faster when compared to a cassette and can cause shitty shifting.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:58 pm 
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Yeah I might be getting a new chain, though my current chain only has 3k miles (roughly)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:51 pm 
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Good idea. 3k miles on one chain might cause different wear and stretch than 3k miles on another chain. It really depends on the type of riding you do and the type of rider you are. Cleaning the chain regularly doesn't hurt either.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:40 am 
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I clean and lube my chain nearly every other ride. I can mash from time to time though. If im still having issues when i get it back ill get the new chain right away. Thanks


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:37 am 
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Once you get all the shifting issues dialed it'd be nice to see a good "full bike" picture or two...

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:44 am 
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Well the ilinks are back on along with a DA cassette and it shifts on point. So glad that was taken care of. Will hopefully get some pictures up soon. Going to try and enjoy riding it instead of staring at it like I have been the last several weeks lol


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:23 pm 
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Make sure you ride it today or Sunday. The weather is perfect, we are headed to Hagg lake, around the lake and back to Beaverton. Nice early season base effort, 63 miles, lots of hills. I bought another set of FS CC's, this will be the longest ride with them, so far so great.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:05 pm 
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Yeah I'm planning on getting out this afternoon. Had planned on a 7am ride, but it was supposed to be 28deg, so we are going to do an afternoon ride.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:07 pm 
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Good idea, we are waiting for a little sun as well...

Now hammer on all that new stuff, make sure it all works!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:55 am 
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Well, I finally got everything completed (Just in time to start looking for a new Evo frameset! :D)

I was hoping to take some outdoor photo's, but I have gotten impatient and the rain hasn't quit in Oregon for a while.

Currently sitting at 14lbs 8oz

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Dura ace 7900 Rear Derailleur, DA 11-28 7900 cassette and ilink cables
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New Logic Curve UD Carbon Bars (42) and Lizardskinz 1.8 race tape (I absolutely LOVE this bartape!)
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Chinese carbon cages (19g/cage and only $12 each). I will be trying to find UD carbon cages since this is the only 3k carbon weave I have on the bike
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Wow! That looks absolutely dialed, great work!

Glad to hear you're still right into the bar tape.

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