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Old August 21st, 2007, 10:44 PM   #1
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Default 8 sped thumb shfters

Hey guys can XT 7 speed thumb shifters be used with an 8 speed derailleure andcog set up? The thumbs have that 8th click but is the spacing right to shift between 8 cogs vs 7?
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Old August 21st, 2007, 10:51 PM   #2
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Default Of course!

Hi Bud,
I have been using 7 sp XT thumbies on my buck since the end of 93, still work GREAT.
Using XTR 8 cassette on white industries hub with 93 XT rear derailluer. There was a little gizmo made for alter the cable pull (phantom 8, I think) but I never needed it.

bruce down under in oz
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 2:21 AM   #3
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Shimano 7 and 8 speed spacing is the same, so you're good to go
Looking for an Aquafade Yo Eddy, size M, M/L, or L.
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