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Crank question(2 posts)

Crank questionJFarley
Dec 26, 2003 7:41 PM
Will the newer shimano cranks (105 and up) in the triple
configuration work with 8-speed chains on older 8- speed stuff? If not what you you recomend to replace an older triple 105 crank?
re: Crank questionJuanmoretime
Dec 27, 2003 5:23 AM
9 speed components will interchange with eight speed. When you need to replace your chain you may want to go 9 speed since it's slightly narrower and it might reduce the need to trim the front derailleur on the new crank since the spacing is slightly narrower also.