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    Deore RD 8/9 with 105 brifters, 9spd cassette?

    I'm trying to build up a road bike economically (for now) and got a good deal on a Deore RD and a set of 105 brifters. I'm guessing the Deore might be a MTB dérailleur (it is long cage) but would it work on my road setup?
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    Deore Rear D - 105 Shifters

    Should work fine, I have a similar setup on my touring bike (Ultegra Shifters - Deore Rear D). The only time you will have a problem is if you try mixing certain SRAM components with Shimano as the actuation ratio is different.

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    It'll work. For the 9-speed cassette you'll need a 9-speed shifter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al1943 View Post
    It'll work. For the 9-speed cassette you'll need a 9-speed shifter.

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    The Nashbar ad said 8/9 speed compatibility. I like the Ultegra 9 speed RD (have one on another bike) but that'd be $35 more plus shipping. Total cost for Al frame bike w/carbon stays and fork but no wheelset is about $500. I'll share my Cane Creek wheelset w/Ultegra cassette from my Fuji commuter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robtown View Post
    The Nashbar ad said 8/9 speed compatibility. I like the Ultegra 9 speed RD (have one on another bike) but that'd be $35 more plus shipping. Total cost for Al frame bike w/carbon stays and fork but no wheelset is about $500. I'll share my Cane Creek wheelset w/Ultegra cassette from my Fuji commuter.
    Shifter not dérailleur Sparky. Dérailleurs don't give a damn how many cogs you have, but if you want indexing you have to have the correct shifter to control it based on the brand and number of cassette cogs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al1943 View Post
    It'll work. For the 9-speed cassette you'll need a 9-speed shifter.

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    Thanks for your reply - and I didn't mean offense by the "dérailleur" post.

    Yes I was focused on dérailleur and not shifter ; though I'll bet some old-school RD don't have enough reach for 9 cogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robtown View Post
    Thanks for your reply - and I didn't mean offense by the "dérailleur" post.

    Yes I was focused on dérailleur and not shifter ; though I'll bet some old-school RD don't have enough reach for 9 cogs.

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    Old derails will work

    I have Deore XT derails orig. for 7spd that work fine with 9spd. As said, it's the shifter.
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    Remember MTB stuff was called touring stuff before MTBs came to life as we now know them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robtown View Post
    The Nashbar ad said 8/9 speed compatibility. I like the Ultegra 9 speed RD (have one on another bike) but that'd be $35 more plus shipping. Total cost for Al frame bike w/carbon stays and fork but no wheelset is about $500. I'll share my Cane Creek wheelset w/Ultegra cassette from my Fuji commuter.
    I'm all for building a bike on the cheap, Good luck. At $500 for a bike less wheels, you might just want to try buying a complete bike. Visit the under $750 road bike thread in the Road Forum. Or if your skills are honed, buy a bike from Bikesdirect. You can usually get a decent bike from them if you're willing and able to set it up properly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cs1 View Post
    I'm all for building a bike on the cheap, Good luck. At $500 for a bike less wheels, you might just want to try buying a complete bike. Visit the under $750 road bike thread in the Road Forum. Or if your skills are honed, buy a bike from Bikesdirect. You can usually get a decent bike from them if you're willing and able to set it up properly.
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    Thanks, it does add up. Oddly enough, it's a Mercier frame (from BikesDirect) that I"m building back up. With carbon fork and seat stays $500 isn't too bad. Since I ride only one bike at a time I figure I can share the wheelset. The other components are Ultegra and 105. I'm probably mounting the Deore RD on another bike for now because I just picked up a used 105 RD.
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