I postedin the MTB forum, but I want a bit more input.
I am looking to upgrade my old 1993 Supergo Access ALU R/S hardtail.
Currently, it has 7 sp Deore thumbshifters. I'd like to step up to 9 speed (The hub will squeeze in--I've checked) but I'm wondering if newer Deore LX trigger shifters will be compatible w/ my old (93 spec) XT front derailleur and LX rear derailleur.
I've already upgraded to Deore V-Brakes, and new wheels, cassette, chain and chainrings will follow soon along w/ the shifters.
I also haven't eliminated the possibility of going 8-speed and using my existing thumbshifters--since I've heard 7-speed Deore thumbies have an extra click for 8 speed.
(BTW, I know it's pricey--I'd rather put $500 into the bike than spend $1000+ onm a new one)