question about 8 speed gearing / sti shifters
I recently picked up a used road frame for my girlfriend. She is riding an old ross 10 speed that is really heavy so I wanted to get her something lighter so there is less *****ing. This new frame has shimano 600 components on it and an 8 speed deraileur so I guess it needs an 8 speed wheel?
My question is will the wheel from the ross 10 speed (I think there are only 5 sprockets in the freewheel) be ok in the shimano 600 8 speed derailleur?
The seller wanted an extra $100 for both STI shifters and I didn't think it was worth it so I figure I'll take the downtube shifter from the ross 10 speed and put it on there? Or would I be better off paying the 100 for the shifters? I was trying to keep this cheap
Any advice is appreciated.
hmm, you can just use the limit screw to stop it from shifting any farther.
The derailleur is the least of your worries. The rear wheel off the Ross has different axle spacing (<130mm), different diameter (27" vs 700c) and probably different axle diameter too (3/8" vs 10mm). It's not really compatable.
Originally Posted by twiz
Shifters are likely a no-go either. Do they clamp on to the down tube or stem of the Ross - or do they screw into bosses brazed on to the down tube?