Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the November Giveaway for a Single Speed Cruiser bike from Custom Villy


Order of installation of new drivetrain?
#1
Hello all!

I am planning on upgrading the drivetrain on my mountain bike soon and was wondering what the best order it is to install the new parts. I will be going from a 8 speed Shimano mish mash to a 9 speed Shimano SLX set up. The new parts will be the cassette, the front and rear derailleurs, the crankset/ BB, chain, and new shifters. ( my current set up has integrated shift/brake levers- so I will install new brake levers as well). I have the tools I need to do the work, but I just need to know how to proceed. Thanks a bunch!
  Reply
#2
read this article first;
http://www.jakesbikes.co.uk/content/348.php[/align]
  Reply
#3
(03-30-2011, 11:33 AM)trevgbb Wrote:  read this article first;
http://www.jakesbikes.co.uk/content/348.php[/align]

I've read it before. I was gifted the SLX set up and it would be a definite improvement over my current drivetrain, therefore, I would like to take advantage of it.
  Reply
#4
It really doesn't matter on the order but obviously you won't fit the chain until the chainset is on. Smile
You need to remove all the appropriate bits first and the grips from the bars.
Then I would start with bottom bracket and chainset then cassette.
Next- derailleurs, shifters, brake levers.
Set the hight and line up the front derailleur with respect to the chainset and then fit the chain.
Position and fix the shifters, brake levers and install the cables.
Now you should be able to turn the cranks and tune the derailleurs.
When satisfied all is right, fit the bar grips.
Ride hard or ride home alone!
  Reply
#5
(03-30-2011, 12:26 PM)cyclerUK Wrote:  It really doesn't matter on the order but obviously you won't fit the chain until the chainset is on. Smile
You need to remove all the appropriate bits first and the grips from the bars.
Then I would start with bottom bracket and chainset then cassette.
Next- derailleurs, shifters, brake levers.
Set the hight and line up the front derailleur with respect to the chainset and then fit the chain.
Position and fix the shifters, brake levers and install the cables.
Now you should be able to turn the cranks and tune the derailleurs.
When satisfied all is right, fit the bar grips.

Thanks.. I was thinking along those lines, but I was exactly sure when to install the cabling. Makes sense the way you laid it out.
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Food delivery guy in need for advice abo...
Yesterday 05:13 PM
HI
Yesterday 04:53 PM
New member introduction Vancouver BC
Yesterday 04:52 PM
OCHSNER EARLY-MID 80s
Yesterday 05:47 AM
Hello!
Yesterday 05:41 AM
Hi
11-24-2020 09:47 PM
Hi guys
11-24-2020 10:32 AM
thinking of buying a new bike, are Trinx...
11-23-2020 06:18 PM
2020 road cycling season
11-23-2020 06:06 PM
COLSON TANDEM BIKE REAR STEERING
11-23-2020 03:51 AM

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Jesper
46 posts
no avatar 2. Painkiller
15 posts
no avatar 3. Nikko
12 posts
no avatar 4. G_M
11 posts
no avatar 5. JoJoJo
8 posts