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    hey all, just askin, could i add a shimano/any brand crank and dérailleur to a sram rear deraileur?
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    These two components are unrelated.
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    As far as I know: If you have an index shifter the derailer has to work with the shifter. sheldonbrown.com probably has info you need. The front and rear gearing are standard.

    If you have friction shifters it probably does not matter as long as the shifter can reach all the gears.
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    the front doesn't care what's in the back, and vice versa. If you have an indexed front shifter (which you don't really need; that's like indexing a light switch), then that would have to be compatible with the spacing on the crankset, but I dunno if there's any difference between brands.
    If you're using friction shifters, you can run anything with anything. My beater has a Nervar triple crank, Suntour front d, Campy rear d, I forget what kind of cassette and Suntour XC thumb shifters. Works fine and never needs anything.

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    sram dérailleurs require sram shifters. Otherwise SRAM is built to shimano gear spacing so they are cross compatible.
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