Has anyone tried to run 10 speed shifters with 9 speed cassettes...perhaps by using alternative cable routing on the derailluer as suggested by Sheldon Brown...http://www.sheldonbrown.com/derailer-adjustment.html ? How has this worked for you?
I maintain three 9-speed road/cx bikes and really don't see any value in 10 speed (mostly downside, actually) but I am wanting new sti shifters on a couple of them. I also run a 9 speed mtb cassette on my cx bike and really want to be able to keep doing so in the future.
Can I take advantage of better pricing/ergonomics on the 10 speed shifters now and still run 9 speed cassettes/chains until I decide to do otherwise?
EDIT: just saw this http://jtekengineering.com/shiftmate.htm Any feedback on this method as well?