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SRAM 10 speed shifters with Shimano 8 speed or "SHAM"

Old 08-17-11, 10:36 PM
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SRAM 10 speed shifters with Shimano 8 speed or "SHAM"

SRAM 10 speed shifters with Shimano 8 speed or "SHAM"

I am very curious about this older thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/archive/in.../t-635884.html

Member "chriskitch" seems to have succeeded using a Shimano 8 speed system with SRAM 10 speed shifters, as the pull length must be fairly close to the Shimano cassette spacing.. Others disagree but he claims success..

I was interested in this set up merely because I wanted to take advantage of SRAM's hidden cabling and double tap system. My current set up is all Shimano 7402 Dura Ace 8 speed. Are there any members out there that can verify the possibility of this working?

My other question is this... if this set up theoretically works... shouldn't you be able to change the Cassette to Sram 10 speed? and get a full 10 speed system without having to change anything else? If all the indexing is the same, would you need to switch the chain? or would this work by changing out the just the shifters and cassette. Just curious if any one has tried this.. Seems as though if chriskitch has succeeded with his set up, that this should also work...

any reply or additional theories welcome..

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Old 08-18-11, 02:02 AM
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Who cares.

Latest gen 10 speed shimano already features hidden cabling. Double tap is gay as ****, ever used SRAM road shifters? It feels like you are breaking the shifter every time you shift.
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Why not just stay with your 7400 groupset, trying to mod that to work with a current system just seems like hard work, 7400 is ancient as groupsets go, save your time and money to get a new uptodate 10 speed groupset.
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