10 speed conversion

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10 speed conversion

Postby Kev365428 » Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:42 pm

If I swap the RD, chain and cassette from my 9 speed 105 gear to 10 speed Ultegra, will I need to change the brifters as well, or can they cope with the extra travel required?

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Postby Bnej » Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:55 pm

You don't need to change the RD but you do need to change the shifters, because the indexing is in the shifters.

The deraileur will work fine.

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Postby Kev365428 » Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:52 am

Mmm, STi shifters are considerably more expensive than a new RD.

Typical.

Thanks Bnej.

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Postby Bnej » Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:13 am

Kev365428 wrote:Mmm, STi shifters are considerably more expensive than a new RD.


Well shifters are much more complicated internally.

You could get 10 speed bar end shifter pretty cheap and keep using your current brake levers if you were really keen to do the conversion.

Hawkeye

Postby Hawkeye » Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:18 pm

Bar end shifters. Erk. :x :lol:

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