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    just a note

    Apparantly 9-speed mtb shifters have a different pull than 8-speed. I've upgraded my MTB to 9-speed parts minus the cassette and chain. The shifting is not right on and the cable tension and limits are adjusted. It seems 8-speed shifters have a longer pull.

    I'm sticking the rest of the 9-speed stuff on there this week, so no big deal.
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    That and the different spacing on the cassette. You have to match the shifters(rear) and the cassette to get good performance. Enjoy your new stuff.

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    That's what I figured. I thought maybe the 9-speed was just an extra shift, but it's actually just different spacing and shifter pull to match the different cassette spacing. I also had to get one of the shifters to function again. I wonder if anyone needs a writeup on how to fix the sticking shifters.
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    Sheldon can tell you all you need to know about cassette spacing (not just Shimano) here http://sheldonbrown.com/k7.html. (scoll a ways down the page)

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    That is one reason why Shimano mountain hubs are 8 & 9 speed compatible. You're now squeezing 9 cogs where the standard 8 used to fit.
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    That's what I figured, but I had to try it for myself. I really know road bikes where 9 and 10 speed stuff is pretty much interchangable. It's good, because occasionally someone will want to upgrade to 10 speed components and they'll want everything instead of just a new cassette, shifters, and chain. That means parts! yay!
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