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    v-brake, shifter...

    hi

    i live in canada, quebec

    my bike is a Diamondback Axis (old bike)

    i have a deore LX rear derailleur
    and a deore XT front derailleur

    my shifter and my cassette have 7 speed

    my shifter / brake lever are shimano stx
    i think my shifter and brake lever is linked...
    i have cantilever brake

    i would like to change my cantilever brake for v-brake...
    i surely need to change my shifter ?

    are there any brake lever/shifter (7 speed) who support v-brake?

    on ebay i only find shifter over 7 speed...

    i would like to buy v-brake and shifter/ brake lever who is done for 7 speed... i'm not able to find a store on the web who sale that

    can i buy shifter who support 8 or 9 speed and use it on my bike? (some speed will not be used)
    does any rear derailleur is able to set to 8,9 speed?

    thanks

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    just try me!! bobflyer's Avatar
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    7 speed shirters are rare.. i can't find them on any second-hand websites..

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    As for shifters, check out this link for some 7 speed shifters that will probably work with your 7 speed setup. The brake levers on the Altus 7 speed set are designed for V-brakes. I'd also go to Sheldon Brown's Website for some advice on conversion to v-brake (I'm sure he's got something there).
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    if i change my rear hub and cassette to 8 or 9 speed, that will be ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by collinm
    if i change my rear hub and cassette to 8 or 9 speed, that will be ok?
    So long as your spacing between the rear dropouts is 135mm

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    maybe i will buy another complete wheel...

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    Quote Originally Posted by collinm
    maybe i will buy another complete wheel...
    Doesn't change the drop out requirement

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    if i buy a new wheel, i need to change my shifter...
    i surely need to change my brake lever to support v-brake too
    does i need to change my rear derailleur to support 8 or 9 speed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by collinm
    if i buy a new wheel, i need to change my shifter..
    To convert to 8 or 9 you need to have the correct shifter
    Quote Originally Posted by collinm
    i surely need to change my brake lever to support v-brake too
    Yes, You life will be much easier if you do
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    do i need to change my rear derailleur to support 8 or 9 speed?
    Not always. It depends more on how old the derailieur is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    To convert to 8 or 9 you need to have the correct shifterYes, You life will be much easier if you doNot always. It depends more on how old the derailieur is
    it's a deore lx...

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    Quote Originally Posted by collinm
    it's a deore lx...
    Those have been made for quite a while.

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