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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:28 pm 
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As per title I'm looking for some 3x8/3x9 Shimano Rapidfire Shifters.

Such as Shimano Alivio M410 shifters.


Or some 3x9 If they will work?

Thanks


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:29 pm 
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any good? http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=206007 ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:33 pm 
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1210tech wrote:


Oo
What year are those/model number?

Also I know you state the orange indicator has faded but is it still possible to tell which gear you are in?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:37 pm 
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nathb wrote:
1210tech wrote:


Oo
What year are those?

Also I know you state the orange indicator has faded but is it still possible to tell which gear you are in?


year? hmmm, i think, and don't quote me on this, between 1998-2000 but not entirely sure. they were fitted to my RC200 but have just changed it to a 9 speed

yeah, you can still clearly see the indicator, its just white instead of orange ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:42 pm 
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1210tech wrote:
nathb wrote:
1210tech wrote:


Oo
What year are those?

Also I know you state the orange indicator has faded but is it still possible to tell which gear you are in?


year? hmmm, i think, and don't quote me on this, between 1998-2000 but not entirely sure. they were fitted to my RC200 but have just changed it to a 9 speed

yeah, you can still clearly see the indicator, its just white instead of orange ;)


One last question sorry, what's the model number? Just wanting to make sure it's all compatible :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:53 pm 
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nathb wrote:
1210tech wrote:
nathb wrote:
1210tech wrote:


Oo
What year are those?

Also I know you state the orange indicator has faded but is it still possible to tell which gear you are in?


year? hmmm, i think, and don't quote me on this, between 1998-2000 but not entirely sure. they were fitted to my RC200 but have just changed it to a 9 speed

yeah, you can still clearly see the indicator, its just white instead of orange ;)


One last question sorry, what's the model number? Just wanting to make sure it's all compatible :)


Just had a quick look and they are Shimano Deore SL-MC18 Rapid Fire Shifters. I was using them with a Deore XT M739 front & rear mech set up with 8 speed cassette


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:51 pm 
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I have several sets here:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=204552


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:23 pm 
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Beans wrote:


Thanks but I'm really unsure as to whether 9 speed shifters will work on my bike with an 8 speed rear.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:56 pm 
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They do work, that what I have on my bike right now. For the chain to go up onto my largest ring (mega range) it takes two clicks. So it cancels out the extra click and it works pretty well. I reckon for a standard cassette you just set your limits screws so that the last shift cannot push the chain off.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:00 pm 
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Beans wrote:
They do work, that what I have on my bike right now. For the chain to go up onto my largest ring (mega range) it takes two clicks. So it cancels out the extra click and it works pretty well. I reckon for a standard cassette you just set your limits screws so that the last shift cannot push the chain off.


Thanks!!

9 speed shifters will give me more scope for upgrades in the future too!


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