Shimano 9 to 10 speed upgrade w/out new levers

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  1. Mish

    Mish New Member

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    I understand that Campy has cams that you can use to upgrade the shift/brake levers from 9 to 10 speed.
    Does Shimano offer this? Do you think an enterprising individual with access to precision fabrication equipment could make it happen?
     
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  2. bobbyOCR

    bobbyOCR New Member

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    No. That enterprising individual would have to be able to reconstruct a Shimano lever which is a difficult job.
     
  3. Mish

    Mish New Member

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    I thought that the internal mechanism was the only thing that changed. Maybe a toothed cam that has 10 teeth instead of 9. Anyway, I guess the only way to upgrade is to buy new shift/brake levers. Do I need both the left and right or will the left still work with the chainrings?
     
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    capwater New Member

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    You could technically get away with only the right shifter, though it would look goofy since they would be a different shape. You're not going to be able to rebuild the Shimano shifters.
     
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