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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Good News for Jen's New 10 speed Forte Shifters

Picked up some Forte Carbon 10 speed brifters (they get great reviews and look cool as s#1t) for Jen today along with an 11-28 10 speed cassette and chain.  


I was confident that her 1999 Shimano 105 Rear Derailleur would be compatible, but felt better when I found that Sheldon says so too!

From we look compatible.

Other 6 speed Shifter 6 speed Any 1997 or later Shimano Rear Derailer
Any S.I.S. Rear Derailer
Except pre-1997 Dura-Ace
and Dyna-Sys series
Other 7 speed Shifter 7 speed
Other 8 speed Shifter 8 speed
Any 9 speed Shifter 9 speed
Any 10 speed Shifter
except Dyna-Sys
10 speed

And I remembered this nifty trick too. Looks like I could have thrown a 9 speed cassette and chain on there with 10 speed shifters?!?!?!?!


Standard Cable Routing (A)



Alternate Cable Routing (B)

This alternate cable routing will also let you use a 10-speed shifter with a 9-speed cassette. This provides a convenient upgrade path.

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