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are there others out there with 9 speed?

Old 09-16-08, 11:03 PM
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1 8 sp 105

1 8 sp 105/ultegra/DA mix

1 8 sp Deore (Touring bike)

1 8 spd Campy

2 10 sp (5 cogs) with down tube shifters
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Old 09-17-08, 05:45 AM
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7 speed XT shifters w/ Suntour fr and rr derailleur)Cannondale Delta V1000 (I think that's the model)
7 speed 105 (with Ultegra hubs)Cannondale R700
7 speed 105 Cannondale R500
9 speed Ultegra Orbea Vitesse
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Old 09-17-08, 07:14 AM
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105 9 speed, with a Gossamer FD here. I can't imagine I need another gear, the ones I have seem to be enough to get me where I am going. I am sure my next bike will be a 10 speed, but until then I am fine.

At any rate, I almost crash everytime I pass another rider going the other way. Counting gears on a spinning wheel takes all kinds of concentration, and the roads around here are so damn curvy it isn't funny. I'm beginning to think it doesn't matter.
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Old 09-17-08, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by wvxc View Post
105 9 speed, with a Gossamer FD here. I can't imagine I need another gear, the ones I have seem to be enough to get me where I am going. I am sure my next bike will be a 10 speed, but until then I am fine.

At any rate, I almost crash everytime I pass another rider going the other way. Counting gears on a spinning wheel takes all kinds of concentration, and the roads around here are so damn curvy it isn't funny. I'm beginning to think it doesn't matter.
Just look at the levers.
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Old 09-17-08, 07:19 AM
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Nah, that's too easy.
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Old 09-17-08, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by BananaTugger View Post
Just look at the levers.
My Cannondale touring bike has bar end shifters (friction). I have ridden it with 7, 8, and 9 cogs on the rear.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
My Cannondale touring bike has bar end shifters (friction). I have ridden it with 7, 8, and 9 cogs on the rear.
That's nice.
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Old 09-17-08, 08:21 AM
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Vintage 1999 Dura Ace 9 speed group on a 2004 frame. No complaints, but next spring I intend to 'upgrade' to SRAM Force. My only issue really is the ergonomics of the brake lever/brifters.

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My best bike has 105 9 speed,

Middle bike is still running Sora 8 speed

Rain bike is the remains of a 7 speed cyclocross bike, with bar end shifters, set up for road use.
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