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sora rear mech 7 speed

redvisionredvision Posts: 2,851
edited January 2012 in Road buying advice
My rear mech on the winter bike is knackered so looking to replace it. Can't seem to find any 7 speed shimano derailleurs anywhere though. Do they still make them? Can you use 8/9 speed rear mechs with 7 speed systems?

Thanks for any help


  • andy_wrxandy_wrx Posts: 3,396
    Yes, any Shimano rear mech will be compatible.

    An 8 or 9sp Sora or an 8sp 2300 will do fine and be cheap enough

    I've used a 8sp Shimano LX rear mech on my 7sp mtb : as long as the shifters & cassette match, you can use any Shimano rear mech
  • redvisionredvision Posts: 2,851
    Excellent. Thanks.
  • My winter bike has old downtube friction shifters with an old 7 speed freewheel. The Sora works just fine. The deciding factor is to use a mech that can take a wider 6/7/8 speed chain.
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