Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    45
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    question for all you compatability wizards...

    I'm building up an 8sp dura ace downtube shifter bike. um, because I can.

    stuff I have:

    9sp dura ace RR DR

    8sp dura ace downtube shifters

    8sp cassette

    10sp wheelset

    7sp dura ace cranks and front DR

    8sp dura ace hubset

    So...should I/can I use the 10 speed wheelset with spacers and a longer BB axel to compensate for the chainline or should I build up the 8 speed hubs(money tends to be a limiting factor, but not if it won't work with what I have). I am also a little paranoid about building up the old dura ace hubs only to have the flanges crack as they are of unkown origin and miles/abuse......

    suggestions?

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Maryland
    My Bikes
    Bridgestone '90 RB-1, Giant TCR Alloy, 90's mountain bikes galore.
    Posts
    137
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    First, I would plug in all of that stuff here: http://www.wheelworks.co.nz/drivetrain.php

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    45
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    cool site. didn't really tell me much about the 10 speed wheelset/chainline thing though....or the 7sp crankset... also has anyone had any similar experiences of hub flanges snapping on older used hubs when spokes are brought up to tension?

  4. #4
    Senior Member capwater's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Quahog, RI
    My Bikes
    Giant TCR Comps, Cdale R5000, Klein Q-Pro, Litespeed Siena, Piasano 105, Redline Conquest Pro, Voodoo Bizango, Fuji Aloha
    Posts
    1,509
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Is it 10 speed specific, ie only 10 speed cassettes fit? If so you are a no go with the 8 speed cassette. If it is 8/9/10 speed compatible you should be fine. Chainline will be the same 8/9/10 speed.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    45
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm running it as a single speed set up with spacers right now so I guess maybe it's 8/9/10 compatible? By only 10 speed compatible are you talking about the dura ace wheelsets with the deeper splines on the freehub body or is it something else?

  6. #6
    Senior Member bellweatherman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Austin
    My Bikes
    Too many to count
    Posts
    2,069
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Oooh wow. Search google for Sheldon's Shimano compatability page. It's got some good info about mixing and matching stuff. In general, it is the shifters that do the cable pulling and hence, the shifting. The deraillers don't matter so much. There is one exception and that is 8 speed Dura-Ace like you've got. It's not compatible with any other Shimano shifter mechanism other than it's own.
    Livestrong. The personal fundmaker of Lance Armstrong. The company who are in business to not donate to cancer research, but only to inform people that cancer is bad.

    Armstrong. The man without integrity, no care for the sport, and no problem with testing positive for EPO and making donations to cover it up.

    01101010101010001010

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •