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9 spd shimano with 7 speed(5 posts)

9 spd shimano with 7 speedDan Ida
Mar 29, 2001 2:14 PM
Has anyone tried using shimano 9 speed cranks ( which I got for a super price) with a 7 speed rear hub (shimano 105 or ultegra with sti levers up front)!!!! I want to keep using my older wheels until they are trash and don't want to spend the money to upgrade wheels now. I have been told that if I use the 9 speed chain -- this will work. Anyone know for sure/??

re: 9 spd shimano with 7 speedDan J
Mar 29, 2001 6:22 PM
No problem, you can even use your exixting chain if it's in good shape. Narrow 9 speed chain won't work with your 7 speed casette.
re: 9 spd shimano with 7 speedGraham
Mar 29, 2001 11:50 PM
I agree. I use 9speed TA chainrings with a 7 speed chain and block, never had any problems. Can you still get 7 speed chainrings? Well I guess you can, but I bet there isn't much there.
re: How do you plan.....Skeptic
Mar 31, 2001 6:47 PM shift the 7 speed cassette with 9 speed shifters. It no workee.......
all else 7 speedDan Ida
Apr 1, 2001 4:05 PM
I have two other 7 speed bikes for members of my family......SOOOOO....I have been collecting 7 speed stuff for a while. I have several sets of sti shifters to use (rsx, rx100 and 105) Everything else onthe bike will be 7 spped stuff except the chain and crankset. FOR NOW !!!!!