Join Date: May 2005
Location: NYC - for the moment...
Bikes: 1985 Trek 500, 1986 Trek 500 Tri Series, 2002 Orbea Team Euskaltel, 2005 Cannondale R1000
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Shimano 9 speed with 1980s friction DT shifters?
Hey folks - sorry to cross-post; wasn't sure if this was better for C&V or here:
I may need a new cassette for my 86 trek road bike, It was originally a 6 speed freewheel, but I replaced the original wheelset and now have a Ultegra 9 spd hub with spacer and a 7 speed cassette (13-30t) on there, which works fine. The chain and seat stays are straight gauge cro mo and accept the wider wheels with no issues.
Since my other bike is a 6 year old 9 speed (12-23t), I was thinking of getting another 9 speed cassette with a lower gear for the Trek, which I could also swap to my newer bike if I was riding a hillier route (maybe a 28t low). Of course the 9 speed cassette will be more money and I will have to get a 9 speed chain, but I don't mind that....
Can/Should I run 9 speed with my old down tube shifters? My bike has the old pre-Ultegra "600" friction shifters and non-indexed derailleurs.
Originally Posted by jsharr
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