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Postby tatt2 » Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:34 pm

A friend of mine was giving a brand new 9 speed cassette and wants to fit it to his 8 speed, i told him it will fit, but now am thinking maybe the chain on the 8 speed will be too thick, is it as simple as just changing the cassette?
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Postby il padrone » Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:56 pm

It will fit - 9 speed cassette same width as 8 speed

But because of that, a 9 speed cassette must have a 9 speed chain.
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Postby mikeg » Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:08 pm

il padrone wrote:It will fit - 9 speed cassette same width as 8 speed

But because of that, a 9 speed cassette must have a 9 speed chain.


And 9 speed shifters are needed too!
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