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Old-style suntour bar end shifters--> 9-speed compatible?(4 posts)

Old-style suntour bar end shifters--> 9-speed compatible?TheWanderer
Nov 14, 2001 10:37 PM
Would it be possible to run a nine speed cassette using the older Suntour bar-end shifters? These type are friction-only and I've used them on an 8 speed tranny successfully. Would nine be any different?\
Shouldn't be a problemzelig1
Nov 15, 2001 12:44 AM
If they work on the 8spd cassette, the 9spd is no wider. Hence, the rear derailleur range, ie throw on your shift lever, is not greater than the 8spd.
I've done it. Worked fine. nmscottfree
Nov 15, 2001 8:22 AM
Yupnee Spoke Wrench
Nov 16, 2001 7:51 AM
It just takes a fairly fine touch to get them to shift only one cog at a time.