Please help with building an 8 speed to a 9 speed.

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  1. fstbikeslwbrain

    fstbikeslwbrain New Member

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    I just need to know if all of these parts will work together for a 9 speed bike.

    Thanks in advance for all of your advice. Here's what I got:
    Specialized, 8 speed Allez Triple; I took everything apart and have the following:

    1. Shimano Ultegra 6500 Cassette, 9 speed
    2. Shimano Ultegra ST R600 Shifters, 9 speed
    3. Shimano Ultegra FC 6503, Triple Crankset
    OK this is where it gets sorta screwy
    4. Shimano FD 6603 Front Derailleur, 10 SPEED. According to Prformnce, it states that this is compatible with the 9 speed setup:confused:

    5. Shimano RD 6600 Rear Derailleur, Short Cage. Again, it is compatible with 9 speed triple.

    Can anyone confirm all of this. Will this work????? Thanks for your help. :D
     
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  2. nerdag

    nerdag New Member

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    All should be fine except for the FD - see:
    http://www.cyclingforums.com/showthread.php?p=2983609

    Also, I'm not sure the R600 shifter work with triples - maybe check the Shimano data sheet for that one.

    HTH,

    n
     
  3. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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    For a triple the RD will need to be a long cage. Check the Shifters are triple. I would prefer to see a 9 speed triple FD also. Chain, HG93. :)
     
  4. mikesbytes

    mikesbytes New Member

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    I ride a 9 speed and are 100% happy with it.

    However, considering you are buying parts to make yours a 9 speed, I was just wondering why you just don't go to 10 speed?
     
  5. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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    Good point, Mike, he may be better off with a more approriate cassette for is riding conditions.

    This week I was going to convert a 12-32 7 speed to a 9 speed, just to get rid of some of the big gaps between the gears. Instead, I looked on the net, found and I fitted a 11-24 7 speed and did the same job for $25! :D
     
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