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Old 05-04-06, 11:38 AM   #1
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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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Old 05-04-06, 11:49 AM   #2
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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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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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