Are Cranksets "backwards compatible"?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by TheDL, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. TheDL

    TheDL New Member

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    Hey folks,

    I'm going to be aquiring an older bike that has a Shimano 7 cog cassette, I want to move up to a tripple crankset and I see the new ones will say "Shimano 9 speed compatible" Will it also work with my currnet cassette?

    or am I just getting the lingo all wrong?

    p.s. I know I'll have to get a new derailuer too for the tripple chain ring.
     
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  2. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    You'll also need a correct BB for the triple crank.It'll work. just use a sram 8 speed chain.
     
  3. TheDL

    TheDL New Member

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    Right...I knew that too....really...I did.

    Thanks :D
     
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