converting sora

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    is it possible/fairly easy to convert sora 7spd shifters to 8spd?

    also am i right in assuming that mini-v's are sti compatiable?

    many thanks

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  2. Sam-<< is it possible/fairly easy to convert sora 7spd shifters to 8spd?

    It is not possible to convert any STI to another speed...

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  3. Peter Chisholm wrote: "It is not possible to convert any STI to another speed..."
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    Odd. I've been lead to believe (by members of this group) that seven and eight were compatible. ie.
    an eight speed shifter will work on a seven speed cassette.

    I know you need a different freehub to get an eight speed cassete to fit on your wheel, but the
    shifter, no.

    May you have the wind at your back. And a really low gear for the hills! Chris

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  4. Chris-<< Peter Chisholm wrote: "It is not possible to convert any STI to another speed..."
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    Odd. I've been lead to believe (by members of this group) that seven and eight were compatible. ie.
    an eight speed shifter will work on a seven speed cassette.

    Of course but that wasn't they guy's question, he wanted to know if you could convert a Sora 7s
    shifter to 8s, which you cannot..

    Nor can you convert any STI to another speed...some are compatible and there are some
    'workarounds'(9s shifters and 8s casettes, via spacers, etc) but no lever conversion is possble.

    << I know you need a different freehub to get an eight speed cassete to fit on your wheel, but the
    shifter, no.

    But put that 8s casette on the bike and use a Sora 7s shifter and you will not get all the cogs.

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  5. Aha, thanks. :-3)

    May you have the wind at your back. And a really low gear for the hills! Chris

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