[quote="GY Jon"]9 gears made sense, although I got by on 7 and 8 just fine, extra gears after that are just silly. I'm on 10 speed Campag and the chains don't last, the chainrings are made of (hopefully vegan, but never asked) cheese and a bit of British road filth and the indexing goes random
. So there's a bad thing about 10 speed, another bad thing is that I've just realised I'm an old git, bug'r
Its not about what works or what we need anymore its all about slick marketing and fashion.Im an old git too when it comes to chainsets and gears and hate thin weak chains that break and whoever thought of those crappy hollowtech bracket axles where the crank is held on with two small bolts deserves f**kin with the sharp end of one.I was advised to check the tension of the cranks before each ride!WTF I never once checked the old tapered one and had no problems at all.Same for chains ,if a bike has a shimano or sram chain
fitted,take it off and chuck it in the bin,the only ones that work are KMC.Sorry if that turned into a rant!