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    campy 9 speed shfterconversion

    ok, after doing a search...has anyone converted a centuar 10 speed shifter to 9 speed?

    after checking branfordbike.com...here is the link:
    http://www.branfordbike.com/cgi-bin/...R_ID=158801420
    part number 6 is the 9 speed cog, I'm sure this part is required to convert to 9 speed. I not sure if part number 10 is required. there is one disk for 8/9 speed and a separate disk for 10 speed for part number 10.

    someone told a friend that this disk is not required, but it looks like if someone was upgrading from 8 speed to 9 speed it looks like this part is not required. but if I am going from 10 speed to 9 speed, it looks to me that this part is required.

    so does anyone have some inside info on this?

    btw, I know someone will ask, I don't like 10 speed for many reasons. first I have 2 other bikes that are 9 speed and want interchangability. second, I don't like the fact that 10 speed parts wear out so fast. third, the parts are expensive.
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    I haven't done this, but I'm holding onto 9s for as long as I can too. Same reasons. Tell me if this conversion works for you.

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    not tried it, but centaur 9 speed levers are still available in the uk. i was thinking of going centaur 9 rather than 10, and i think you have just confirmed it! thanks! dave

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    Could you sell your 10 and buy a 9? Would it be worth it?

    I imagine when the 10 stuff is really proliferating you'd be able to pick it up cheaper than it is now.
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    the great thing about campy is that it is possible to change and rebuild...hard to find 9 speed centuar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fogrider
    ok, after doing a search...has anyone converted a centuar 10 speed shifter to 9 speed?

    after checking branfordbike.com...here is the link:
    http://www.branfordbike.com/cgi-bin/...R_ID=158801420
    part number 6 is the 9 speed cog, I'm sure this part is required to convert to 9 speed. I not sure if part number 10 is required. there is one disk for 8/9 speed and a separate disk for 10 speed for part number 10.

    someone told a friend that this disk is not required, but it looks like if someone was upgrading from 8 speed to 9 speed it looks like this part is not required. but if I am going from 10 speed to 9 speed, it looks to me that this part is required.

    so does anyone have some inside info on this?

    btw, I know someone will ask, I don't like 10 speed for many reasons. first I have 2 other bikes that are 9 speed and want interchangability. second, I don't like the fact that 10 speed parts wear out so fast. third, the parts are expensive.
    You have to use both.

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