Will these components play nice together?
I've got a 1986 Raleigh Prestige that I want to upgrade. I think It has mostly stock components (Suntour stuff). It's got a double crank that seems to be in good condition and I have a pair of Shimano 105 wheels that I'm going to use.
What I want most are some indexed bar end shifters to replace the seven speed friction down tube shifters. I was looking at the Shimano 9 speed Dura Ace bar end shifters and thought that I might upgrade a few other components, as well.
Here are the components I was thinking of purchinsing and installing all together:
Shimano SL-BS77 Dura Ace Double/Triple Bar End Shifters (9-Speed)
Shimano CS-6500 Ultegra Bicycle Cassette (9-Speed, 12/27T)
Shimano CN-6700 Ultegra 10 Speed Chain
Shimano RD-6700 Ultegra Road Bicycle Rear Derailleur (Short Cage - SS)
will all of these components play nice together? Is there another combination of parts that will be cheaper/better suit my needs? I'm going with the Shimano components because that's the only company I have experience with, but I'm open to trying other manufacturers.
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Possibly save a little dough by getting a 9-speed chain instead of 10-speed.
May also need to spread the rear dropouts if the frame is steel and the spacing is less than 130mm.
Originally Posted by slopvehicle
DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Assuming it is a steel frame, the wider rear wheel should squeeze in pretty easily. I do it all the time on steel. I typically run 9 speed on my vintage bikes.
+1 Pricey chain, you have cheaper options. Nashbar branded 9 speed chain is on sale right now for $14.99 (I have used several of these).
Yes, It's a steel frame. Is the rear wheel going to be wider because It's a 9 speed instead of a 7 speed?
Is the Ultegra rear derailleur worth the price?
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9-speed wider than 7-speed? No, it's more of a cassette (130 mm) versus freewheel (126 mm) thing. But you easily can just spread the rear triangle by 4 mm.
Ultegra worth the price? Most people wouldn't be able to tell the difference between Ultegra, 105, Tiagra or Sora rear derailleurs. I think it's only a matter of a few more alloy pieces rather than stamped steel, and roller bearings in the pulleys rather than bushings. Myself, I like roller bearings, so it's worth it to me. Or at least to get a couple of aftermarket pulleys.
I think I'm going to go with the Ultegra rear derailleur. Should I go with the short or medium cage with the 12/27T cassette?