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Would these shifters do?

Discussion in 'The Shop' started by legalize, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. legalize

    legalize Chimp

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    I bought some brake levers looking to replace my current ones, but after taking a look the shifter is integrated with the current levers...
    Looking for a "cheap" replacement for the shifter as I don't want to dump too much money into this Hardrock and came across these and these .

    I mean they're really cheap though, would they do me OK or should I just invest a little more into something more decent?

    Here are the specs on the bike, in case you want to suggest compatability :)


    Thanks in advance
     

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  2. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    Unfortunately, if you want to get better shifters, you will need to get even more parts, like a new chain and rear cassette because you would have to upgrade to 8 speed. An 8 speed chain is narrower than a 7 speed chain, but you can use the same derialers.

    You cannot use 8 speed shifters with a 7 speed cassette.

    But in answer to your question, yes, those will do.
     
  3. buildyourown

    buildyourown Turbo Monkey

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    Necro thread. But an 8sp and 7sp chain are one and the same. When we went to 8sp, they simply added a cog on the cassette and made the freehub body longer. We all had to buy new hubs.
    So yes, you can use an 8sp shifter with a 7sp cassette. The last click just won't do anything.