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General Discussion / Re: cassettes
« on: November 23, 2015, 11:56:15 pm »
You have quite a few good responses to your question.

However, you do not say what the current rear derailleur is and what year bike you have.

I have gone through the same process with a Jamis Aurora Elite and swapped out the crankset for a FSA Afterburner triple 48/36/26 and used the existing Shimano 105 front derailleur no problems - bar end friction.

The rear cassette that came stock was 11-30.  I am swapping out the cassette to a 11-34 using the existing Ultegra bar end, which is indexed, with new chain and a longer "B Screw"  (4x25mm). 

I needed the lower gearing for the hills around here and to be able to haul loaded panniers.  Don't know why Jamis set the Aurora Elite up like a road bike when the Aurora is geared for touring.

I just recently purchased the Aurora Elite and should have paid more attention to the gearing, which is more akin to a road bike than a touring bike.  The Aurora has proper gearing so why not the Aurora Elite?  There is a lot to like about the bike, but the gearing is not one of them. 

Aurora Elite  50/39/30 & 11-30

Aurora         48/36/26 & 11-32

I really should have paid more attention.  Does anyone here have the experience of changing the drivetrain on the Aurora Elite to make it a more worthy touring bike?   Can you recommend a new crankset to pair with a 11-34 cassette keeping it a 10 speed?  Hopefully I will be able to use the existing Front and Rear Derailleurs. 

Classifieds / Arkel Big Bag, and Brooks saddle
« on: February 09, 2008, 05:34:33 am »
Is the Brooks still available?

General Discussion / Bicycle Insurance - Comp, Collision and LIability
« on: January 21, 2008, 09:23:31 pm »
Does anyone know of such a think here in the US?

My insurance is only covered under my Home Owners policy.

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