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Old 06-29-08, 09:13 PM
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8-speed chain, 9-speed derailleur?

According to Sheldon Brown, it is possible to use a 9-speed Dura Ace rear derailleur with 8-speed Dura Ace shifters, if one uses the "alternative cable routing." I'd like to do this, but I can't find where he says which chain I need to use (8- or 9-speed). Will a 9-speed Dura Ace rear derailleur work with an 8-speed chain?

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Originally Posted by soma5 View Post
According to Sheldon Brown, it is possible to use a 9-speed Dura Ace rear derailleur with 8-speed Dura Ace shifters, if one uses the "alternative cable routing." I'd like to do this, but I can't find where he says which chain I need to use (8- or 9-speed). Will a 9-speed Dura Ace rear derailleur work with an 8-speed chain?
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yes it will.

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I've had good luck with this.
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