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Shimano 8 speed Claris rear derailleur with 10 speed bar end shifter SL-BS78 or 79

my bar end shifting road bike has 8 speed drive train right now. I'm thinking about changing to 10 speed, considering I might be using it for competitive group rides from now on, and the larger step changes between them are very noticeable to me. Ideally, I'd just get a pair of 10 speed bar end shifters to replace the existing 8 speed. I'm wondering if I also need to replace the 8 speed claris derailleur too. that thing has been pretty good to me, is cheap, and has a large chain wrap capacity, and I'd like to keep it. it's a beater bike after all, and I'm trying to keep the cost low on this thing

anyone know about this? pull ratio of a 10s shimano bar end shifter vs an 8 speed claris rear derailleur?
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