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Old 04-24-08, 11:57 PM
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Changing RD from 8 to 9-speed

I am planning to upgrade my 8-speed RD to a newer 9-speed, but stick with my 8-speed shifters for now. Will the RD accept the 8-speed chain width as well?
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Generally, RD's don't have a number of gears. That's decided by the shifters. Any relatively recent vintage RD should work fine for 8, 9, or 10 with the appropriate shifter.
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