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Old 02-06-14, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by glynnp79 View Post
Thanks for that, I am keeping my eye out for 8 speed shifters as it looks like a much more cost effective way to go.

Any reason you changed the cassette? I did think about doing this for the 10 speed but didn't know if I could do that? That would probably make finding shifters easier as well.
I changed the cassette to give smaller gaps between shifts so I can keep a steadier cadence. Cassettes wear out with normal use, just like tires and chains, and they're easily changeable if you have the tools. You'll have to keep it eight speed unless you change the shifters and rear derailleur. Also, cassettes take longer to wear out than other parts; it's not like you have to replace them a couple a times a year, more like every two-three chains or so.

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