10spd crank with 8/9 Speed parts

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  1. sohoscot

    sohoscot New Member

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    I am in a position to purchase a 10 speed Shimano crankset for a great price..

    Only problem is that I'm running a 8 speed rear cassette...8/9 rear der & 8 speed shifters....& a 8 spd front der.


    Will I be able to use the 10 speed crank...?
     
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  2. alfeng

    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you will probably be able to use the 10 speed crank with your current components ... there ARE exceptions (e.g., if you have a touring frame with 135mm rear spacing & the crank is a standard double with 150mm Q-factor then the crank, itself, won't clear the stays).

    BUT, is this a cosmetic change OR is there something wrong with your crank's BB OR are you changing the crank arm length?

    Which Shimano crank is replacing the current crank on your bike -- is it actually a "better" crankset OR do you simply feel that "you would be losing money" if you didn't buy it?
     
  3. Peter@vecchios

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    Yes
     
  4. sohoscot

    sohoscot New Member

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    Thanks to everyone...!! Now time to upgrade !!!!

    Take Care
     
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