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Advise on Shimano 105 ST-1055 shifters

squeakycleansqueakyclean Posts: 14
edited April 2009 in Road beginners
Hi I have just purchased a set of Shimano 105 ST-1055 shifters which I understand are operated as 8 speed.

Could anyone tell me if these shifters will work with a 105 9 speed rear mech and Hollowtech 2 chainset.?

Are there any pit falls to watch out for when matching different shimano sets.?

Thanks all. :?:
Ride like the wind......


  • rickhotrodrickhotrod Posts: 181
    Will work ok if using an 8 speed cassette.
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Ok on both counts, but obviously the shifter will only index across 8 sprockets
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • Thanks guys, appreciate your advise.

    Is there any complications to setting these up? I have yet to find some cables etc - How do i get instructions to fit and set these up. I am fairly handy on the spanners and would like to do this myself?

    Thanks again. Martin.
  • rickhotrodrickhotrod Posts: 181
    Try Shimano's website for service instructions. It might not matter if the STI's on the instruction aren't the ST-1055 model as the ideas should be similar.
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