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 Post subject: 8 speed thumbies
PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 10:52 pm 
Old School Hero
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How many people out there are running XT or Deore thumbies with an 8 speed setup?


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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 10:55 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 7:40 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 8:17 pm 
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Cogs are the same width but there's a fractional difference in spacer width. For best results get a 7 speed cassette ( preferably a racey one with a 28 tooth low gear ), slap in a 7 or 8 speed spacer behind it ( it don't matter with just one ) and bung on a 32 tooth cog. Job's a goodun'! 11-32 eight speed. Nice.


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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 8:47 pm 
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My Deore Thumbies do not have the hidden click,8speed only with friction!


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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 9:51 pm 
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Oh course, you can always go to " the dark side " with the SJS 10 speed indexed thumbies.


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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 12:48 am 
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Tell me more....10 speed thumbies....?


Looking at it from a designer w*nky point of view - Ive never been a fan of the Pauls clamps Dura-ace option. It cant be that difficult to produce some really nice svelte thumbies. Machines, trick, minimal....etc.

Give me a CNC machine and a BBC micro and a needle file and I'll have a set knocked up soon enuff..... :)


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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 5:06 am 
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I, too, run 7/8 speed XT thumbies with 8 speed cassettes, no probs.

But I must say, those SJS ones are pretty intriguing. Bah - 9 and 10 speed cassettes prolly just wear out more quickly anyway.

(and cheers for the link, Mr Scum.)


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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 6:05 am 
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Weird set up on SJS but here's a screen shot....


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