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Need STI for 8sp dura ace - what can I use(4 posts)

Need STI for 8sp dura ace - what can I useDamn
Aug 18, 2003 3:53 PM
Just wondering what's the most affordable way to upgrade my 8 speed dura-ace with down tube shifters. I don't want to spend for a current 9 speed. Any suggestions?
re: Need STI for 8sp dura ace - what can I useRusty Coggs
Aug 18, 2003 4:10 PM
Find 8 speed DA shifters to go with your RD, or find any other shimano 8 speed STI shifters and any shimano RD other than a pre 9 speed DA.You may find going to 9 speed and findng deals on the stuff to be cheaper than trying to locate NOS or little used 8 speed stuff.
can't he use...FTF
Aug 18, 2003 4:44 PM
a 9 speed shifter and have one extra click on one end, or are the totally incompatible.
can't he use...Rusty Coggs
Aug 18, 2003 6:36 PM
Yep,forgot that one.Any shimano 9 speed shifter will work with a pre 9 speed DA RD like I assume he has, to shift a shimano 8 speed cogset.