Thursday, July 23, 2009
It took me so long to look for this SRAM wheel jockey and most bike shops dont carry them - not even popular bike shops in Klang Valey but I got it from TBFOOKSANG. According to some source said that SRAM jockey will not last long. I quote:-
"Love the X.9 for it's shifting but myself and many others are getting a wee bit annoyed at how frequently the bearings in the lower jockey disintegrate. Replacing jockey wheels twice a year at this price make me think it's time to go back to XT set up."
"SRAM jockey wheels wear absurdly quickly since they are open bearings. instead of just getting more, replace the actual bearings. NB the lower one has bearings, the top is just a bush. just lube it up. get the following: 6801-2RS bearings. they fit perfectly in to the jockey wheel, and will last a lot longer. They cost about 2 quid each. "
"I am now on my second set of these. I managed to buy a sealed bearing race for the lower wheel from a bearing supplier for a fiver! why so much money for 2 injection moulded pieces of plastic and a couple of pressings????? Shimano on next bike I think."
I must look for the jockey that fits the SRAM X.9. Other model like X.7 will not fit on X.9 RD, not even the KCNC. I also realise SRAM item like RD, FD are hard to find in Malaysia, especially when you need it that time.
okok enuf about bicycling thing now. Been thinking about bikes too much because of PCC Nexus Prez 2009 65km ride on 16th August.
Next weekday im talking 2 days off to Cameron Highland and might be staying at Old Yolk Smoke House or Bala Guest House and gonna takes plenty of photos - after all this is my photography trip - plus relax and taking a break away from office.