9 speed shifters with 8 speed cassette?

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Simon, Jun 9, 2003.

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  1. Simon

    Simon Guest

    Possible or no go?

    Halfords has some ridiculous prices on Shimano Ultegra shifters.
     
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  2. Pete Biggs

    Pete Biggs Guest

    Simon wrote:

    > Possible or no go? Halfords has some ridiculous prices on Shimano Ultegra shifters.

    Possible by re-spacing the cassette for 9sp using 8sp spacers and then using the derailleur's limit
    screw to disable shifter's 1st position. Existing 8sp chain will be fine.

    Shimano 9sp cassettes fit 8sp hubs so might as well convert straight to 9sp if/when can afford
    cassette & chain. Existing derailleurs and chainrings should be ok.

    Spacing info: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/k7.html#spacing

    ~PB
     
  3. Jumpzkid

    Jumpzkid Guest

    "Simon" <sbennettatwiderworlddotcodotuk> wrote in message
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    > Possible or no go?
    well known trick use 9 sped levers but atatch cable to wrong side of derailuer bolt. viola! works
    with 8 speed cassete - JumpZkid
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    The opinions expressed are those of the Jumphunter!!!!!!
     
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