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Old 12-26-07, 05:55 PM   #1
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10 speed bar end shifters compatible w/ 9 speed?

I'm trying to convert one of my road bikes to a TT bike, I am keeping my eye on a ful aero set-up w. 10 speed shifters, but my bike is 9 speed, will the shifters function without a problem? Thanks.
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Old 12-26-07, 06:07 PM   #2
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Just put the shifter in friction mode for now. Next time you replace cassette and chain get 10 speed and put the shifter in index mode.
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Using the shifters in friction mode is one way and it will definitely work. There are two other ways to make it work in indexed mode:

1. Install the 10-speed shifters. Keep the 9-speed cassette and chain, and hook the shifter cable according to the Alternate Cable Routing (B) shown on this page by Sheldon Brown (top 1/3). It should work well without any problems.

2. If you insist on a commercial solution, install a Shiftmate.

By the way, when you decide to convert your drivetrain to 10-speed, the only things left to convert are the cassette and chain. The rest is and will be fully compatible.
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