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10 speed shifter with 9 speed group

Old 09-05-06, 06:18 PM
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10 speed shifter with 9 speed group

Don't know if this has been covered or not, but here it goes. Is it alright to use 10 speed Ultegra shifters with a 9 speed Ultegra group? (Front Der/Rear Der/Cassette/Chain). I had 9 speed 105 shifters on my cross bike, but would like to use the Ultegra levers I have left from a previous build. What problems might I have? Is it advisable? Thanks for the help. Ron
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Old 09-05-06, 06:46 PM
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It works with alternate cable routing. See this page by Sheldon Brown, and look especially on the chart at about 1/3 of the page. That will take care of the difference in spacing.


Edit: Closed the link marker to make it work

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Old 09-05-06, 06:49 PM
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If you replace the shifters, cassette, and chain, you should have a 10-speed setup. The derailleurs are dumb - they just move however far the shifters tell them to.

Or, just do what the earlier poster suggested.
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Old 09-07-06, 12:58 AM
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I know if works with campy.
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i heard these guys have some kind of pulley thing that you can add to make it work

http://jtekengineering.com/
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