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collinm 09-12-05 09:57 PM

v-brake, shifter...
 
hi

i live in canada, quebec

my bike is a Diamondback Axis (old bike)

i have a deore LX rear derailleur
and a deore XT front derailleur

my shifter and my cassette have 7 speed

my shifter / brake lever are shimano stx
i think my shifter and brake lever is linked...
i have cantilever brake

i would like to change my cantilever brake for v-brake...
i surely need to change my shifter ?

are there any brake lever/shifter (7 speed) who support v-brake?

on ebay i only find shifter over 7 speed...

i would like to buy v-brake and shifter/ brake lever who is done for 7 speed... i'm not able to find a store on the web who sale that

can i buy shifter who support 8 or 9 speed and use it on my bike? (some speed will not be used)
does any rear derailleur is able to set to 8,9 speed?

thanks

bobflyer 09-13-05 08:28 AM

7 speed shirters are rare.. i can't find them on any second-hand websites..

koine2002 09-13-05 09:47 AM

As for shifters, check out this link for some 7 speed shifters that will probably work with your 7 speed setup. The brake levers on the Altus 7 speed set are designed for V-brakes. I'd also go to Sheldon Brown's Website for some advice on conversion to v-brake (I'm sure he's got something there).

collinm 09-13-05 01:33 PM

if i change my rear hub and cassette to 8 or 9 speed, that will be ok?

Raiyn 09-13-05 03:36 PM


Originally Posted by collinm
if i change my rear hub and cassette to 8 or 9 speed, that will be ok?

So long as your spacing between the rear dropouts is 135mm

collinm 09-13-05 04:10 PM

maybe i will buy another complete wheel...

Raiyn 09-13-05 04:12 PM


Originally Posted by collinm
maybe i will buy another complete wheel...

Doesn't change the drop out requirement

collinm 09-13-05 04:19 PM

if i buy a new wheel, i need to change my shifter...
i surely need to change my brake lever to support v-brake too
does i need to change my rear derailleur to support 8 or 9 speed?

Raiyn 09-13-05 05:02 PM


Originally Posted by collinm
if i buy a new wheel, i need to change my shifter..

To convert to 8 or 9 you need to have the correct shifter

Originally Posted by collinm
i surely need to change my brake lever to support v-brake too

Yes, You life will be much easier if you do

Originally Posted by collinm
do i need to change my rear derailleur to support 8 or 9 speed?

Not always. It depends more on how old the derailieur is

collinm 09-13-05 06:19 PM


Originally Posted by Raiyn
To convert to 8 or 9 you need to have the correct shifterYes, You life will be much easier if you doNot always. It depends more on how old the derailieur is

it's a deore lx...

Raiyn 09-13-05 11:57 PM


Originally Posted by collinm
it's a deore lx...

Those have been made for quite a while.


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