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    Brake Lever Shifters question

    CAn I use 9 speed Shimano 105 Flight deck shift/brake levers with 8 speed bike?

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    Nope. Indexing will be wrong. You need a 9 speed cassette. Fortunately they're really cheap, $30 or so right now.

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    You'll also need a 9-speed chain but they're fairly cheap too.

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    Damn...that stinks...this bike has a new chain & cassette that previous owner just put on...

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    I would just ebay or craigslist them, you'll probably get $20 out of them and the whole thing will cost you like $30 net.

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    You guys think I should go 9 speed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackcannon
    CAn I use 9 speed Shimano 105 Flight deck shift/brake levers with 8 speed bike?
    Yes. See: http://sheldonbrown.com/alternate

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    OK, I guess you can.

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