Bicycle Mechanics - Shimano Compact FC-R700 Compatibility
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Does anyone know if this crank is compatible with 9-speeds?
Or if not, can it be made compatible with the addition of some shims to widen the spacing between the rings?
02-22-06, 11:17 AM
It will work.
I was looking into the same thing and from what I've found is that it can be done with no problem. Using a Shimano chain was recommended because it was thinner than a SRAM, for instance.
Of course you'll probably need to adjust the front deraileur(sp?).
There is the R600 which is 9 speed specific and practically identical.
03-05-07, 08:34 AM
It works fine.
03-05-07, 10:21 AM
I run the 700 on my DA 9 drivetrain and it works perfectly. Nearly as good as my DA9 cranks with the lesser jump.
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