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Old 06-22-09, 07:38 PM
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Dura-ace 7402


I realize that variations of this topic have been covered before, however, all of my searches have ended with conflicting results/opinions.

Question: I have an 8-speed Dura-Ace rd #7402 and I'm wondering whether I can successfully run DA 9-speed downtube shifters (SH-SL7700) on an 8-speed cassette? I realize that the cog spacing is slightly different, but does the alternate cable routing Sheldon described actually work well?

Or does it really just come down to getting a set of 8-speed DA shifters?

Any advice will be greatly appreciated!
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