8 speed Sora and XT mix'n'match
Hi, greetings from Italy.
Here I submit a question that I couldn't solve anywhere else.
First, the pics:
Olympia Camoscio Team from first half of the nineties, full 8s Shimano XT
Shimano Sora 8s levers (don't know the year)
I'm thinking of buying both to create a drop bar mtb setup for cyclotouring. But I was wondering about compatibility... in particular:
1) Sora levers are 8s, but the seller doesn't know whether the levers are 3x8 or 2x8. I heard that all 8s Sora levers had 3 positions anyway, and 2-rings setup were simply a matter of limit adjustment... can I just assume it will work with 3 chainrings?
2) Should I expect any cable pull problem with the derailleurs? I heard the RD should be fine, how about the front one?
3) Brakes are cantilevers. I heard that cantilevers will work with road levers without problems, is it true?
Thank you in advance for your help