Swapping 8 speed shimano cassette for 9 speed

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by James Dalton, Aug 8, 2004.

  1. James Dalton

    James Dalton New Member

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    I am wondering how easy it is to swap an 8 speed shimano cassette for a 9 speed shimano cassette.

    Any special tools required - or better to get the LBS to do it?
     
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  2. nutbag

    nutbag New Member

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    It's pretty easy; you just need a chain-whip, a Shimano compatible lockring tool.....oh, a big spanner, and some BRUTE STRENGTH :)

    chainwhip:
    http://www.supergo.com/profile.cfm?LPROD_ID=8754&lsubcat_id=7578&lcat_id=7604&referpage=

    Lockring tool:
    http://www.supergo.com/profile.cfm?LPROD_ID=8769&lsubcat_id=7578&lcat_id=7604&referpage=
     
  3. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    That's how the hacks bugger stuff. Either know what you are doing or get a torque wrench too.
     
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