Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Camp Hill, PA
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Hi mtinn, welcome to the forums. I agree with what Capecoddersaid. your trying to build an index shifting system?
tell us just a bit more about what you are doing. did you get the bare frame? are you using 7 or 8 spd? depending on the age of the frame you may be stuck with 6 or 7 spd.
as for the shifters, derailleurs and freewheel/cassette as long as everything matches the number of speeds, ie 6spd freewheel, RD and shifter you should be fine. most pre 8spd shimano RDs will work with 6 or 7spd systems but one you get to 8spd plus it has to be the correct RD for the shifter speeds.
I hope I did not confuse you further
Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,
Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '09 Motobecane SOLD, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape