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before i buy, 10 speed chainset+8 speed system

lesz42lesz42 Posts: 690
edited August 2015 in Workshop
hello!

got a hybrid, running 8 speed groupset, and it needs a new chainset, thinking of a Shimano Tiagra 4650 Compact 10 speed chainset ( good price ;)) .

should be ok? running 8 speed cassette and chain with it and shifters

the interwebs says its fine, is it?


:?:
Giant Trance X0 (08) Reverb, Hope Hoops 5.1D, XT brakes, RQ BC, Works Components headset 1.5

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  • MoonbikerMoonbiker Posts: 1,706
    Should work though.....

    You may also need a different BB type what crank is on it atm?


    If its just chainrings worn you could replace them on old crank?
  • lesz42lesz42 Posts: 690
    has isis, but have budget for correct one! chainrings ( 3 off) cost more then the chainset and BB! mad!
    Giant Trance X0 (08) Reverb, Hope Hoops 5.1D, XT brakes, RQ BC, Works Components headset 1.5
  • rafletcherrafletcher Posts: 1,235
    If you're changing from a triple to a compact double, you should probably also change the front mech. And will your shifters work properly with a double chainset/mech?
  • gozzygozzy Posts: 640
    If you're changing from a triple to a compact double, you should probably also change the front mech. And will your shifters work properly with a double chainset/mech?

    The shifters will work fine, you just need to remember to set it up so that the inner ring shift is the unused shift as this only releases cable tension if you shift to it.
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