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  • Mix old with new?

     Gunner updated 11 years ago 2 Members · 3 Posts
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  • mollymoo78

    26 December 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Hi Guys,

    Am a Newbie to the forum and trying to get myself back into my old habits.

    I had been toying with the idea of getting myself a second bike to use just on the road, when a friend of mine told me that he was selling his bike as he had stripped it down and couldn’t be bothered to rebuild it. So after plenty of bartering I swapped forty hard earned beer tokens for an Orange P1, Pace forks, Alex rims and a big box full of parts.

    The rims are on Deore LX hubs and the rear has an 8-speed LX cogset. There are two sets of derailleurs (STX and Acera) and an STX crank. It comes with a set of 7-speed STX shifters and a set of 8-speed shifters, not sure what set they come from thought they are Shimano.

    Now is the time to start building it and this is where you come in.

    If possible I would like to go old school with the shifters, for me nothing has ever been as good as old early-mid 90’s style thumbshifters. If I got some, say old Deore XT’s, off fleabay could I get them to work with 8 cogs? I know they wont index being originally intended for 7-speed but am not bothered about that?


  • mollymoo78

    2 January 2010 at 11:14 am

    Well I’ve managed to find the answer elsewhere. Don’t believe for a second that no one knew the answer so am guessing you can’t be arsed to reply to newbies!

  • Gunner

    2 January 2010 at 11:29 am

    Wrong guess. 😉

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