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    Would a Shimano bar-end shifter (SL-BS64) work with an 8sp Deore derraileur?

    I know it's probably a super noob question but whenever i see it online everyone goes out of their way to state that it is NOT dura-ace compatible, does this mean that anything else is fine?

    Trying to "tourify" a trek 7.3 FX here

    Here's the link to the shifters: http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-SL-BS6...ywords=sl-bs64

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    they call the 9 speed a 'dura ace', but dura ace drivetrains have changed over the decades..

    you want the 8 speed? they call it the 'ultegra', but the labels are less meaning full..

    if you use 2 left , friction only levers none of that naming stuff matters..

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    I'm using these same shifters with a Shimano Exage 500LX rear derraileur that's probably not much different at all from your Deore mech. 28-38-48 cranks and 12-32 cassette. I'm running it in friction mode, but that's just my personal preference. It should index fine for an 8 speed drivetrain. It's the lever that determines the number of stops/speeds, not the derrailleur. The reason why it wasn't Dura Ace compatible was that Dura Ace 9 speed systems had a different cable pull than Ultegra and lower systems when those levers were introduced a while back. They're great shifters- mine have scratched easily with use, but never come at all loose or compromised shifting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ollin View Post
    I know it's probably a super noob question but whenever i see it online everyone goes out of their way to state that it is NOT dura-ace compatible, does this mean that anything else is fine?

    Trying to "tourify" a trek 7.3 FX here

    Here's the link to the shifters: http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-SL-BS6...ywords=sl-bs64
    Yes. I had this exact set-up (years ago) and it worked fine.
    Jeff Wills

    All my bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgnl2nz View Post
    The reason why it wasn't Dura Ace compatible was that Dura Ace 9 speed systems had a different cable pull than Ultegra and lower systems when those levers were introduced a while back.
    Nope, 9 speed Dura Ace derailers have the same pull as all other 9 speed Shimano derailers. It's the 8 speed Dura Ace that required a different amount of cable pull.
    Learn what's a platform pedal.

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    Hey, thanks! This answers all my questions Touring rig for less than $500 here i go!

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