|7 speed to 8 speed||fietswiel|
Jun 19, 2002 7:11 AM
|I have 7 speed shimano 105 components on a 96 cannondale. Does anybody know whether I can use the downtube friction shifters and rear derailleur with an 8 speed cassette? |
Jun 19, 2002 1:01 PM
|As long as the shifters are used in the FRICTION mode (not indexed), you can use them and the derailleur with an 8 speed chain.
If the shifters are indexed, it won't work well. 7 speed spacing is 5.0mm while 8 speed is 4.8mm.