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shifter and derailleur question(3 posts)

shifter and derailleur questionBKA
Jan 6, 2003 4:01 PM
Can I use an 8 speeds shifter and 8 speeds cassette with a 9 speeds derailleur?

Thanks!!
90% probability = yesKerry
Jan 6, 2003 4:45 PM
However, there was the situation of DuraAce 8 speed that was not compatible with any other system due to cable pull differences (IIRC). Changing to a 9s derailleur with this system may be problematic. Otherwise, things should work fine.
Not totally true..Dave Hickey
Jan 7, 2003 7:20 AM
The 9 speed Dura Ace rear derailleur will work fine with 8 speed if you attach the cable correctly. Shimano's 7700 instructions show how it's done.