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    Shimano 105 1050-FD compatibility with 6600 brifter?

    Hi, I'm replacing the downtube shifters on a cannondale criterium with some spare 6600 brifters. The drivetrain has already been converted to 10-speed, but the FD is still the original 1050 series (circa 1987).

    This FD worked fine with the downtube shifters of course, but should I expect to have problems with the new brifters? I.e. has the cable pull for the FD changed over the intervening 25 years?

    I'm certainly willing to buy and fit a new FD if necessary, but I think it's kinda cool to keep one original part on the bike!

    Thanks!

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    I'm not sure if it will work, just try it and see, get the new FD if it doesn't work
    I don't do vintage, I bought them new, rode them, kept them. Now they are just old bikes
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    igxgrrl, Most often Shimano FDs are compatible through their road groups WRT indexing. Did you reuse the 105 RD to shift the 10S?

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    Quote Originally Posted by igxqrrl View Post
    I think it's kinda cool to keep one original part on the bike!
    How about two? Your old rear derailleur will work just fine if it's in good nick.

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