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9spd shiters

homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 7,192
edited February 2019 in Road buying advice
I Cant remember if I've asked this already and can't find it if I have so...

Wife has a Bianchi She and it currently has some cheapo 9spd Sora shifters which apart from looking tatty having the cables coming out of the sides and that annoying down shift button don't seem to work that well.

Hub etc is 9spd so without going to the expense of an almost complete groupset are there any decent 9spd sifters out there still?

Or... will the hub be ten speed with a spacer and I can get new shifters, cassette and derailleur?
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  • The current Sora R3000 shifters have solved both those issues and at a glance look and function the same as the more expensive groupsets.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Oh come on, they aren't that bad........
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    If the hub currently has a 9 speed Shimano cassette it will definitely take a 10 speed one. So Tiagra 4700 shifters, cassette, chain and mechs. So nearly a full groupset.

    Or scour Ebay for some used or NOS 5700 10 speed shifters and they'll work with the existing rear mech so you only need 10 speed chain and cassette.
  • What, the sora mech will do 9 & 10 speed? That sounds a bit odd?
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    The Sora mech will work with any 10 speed shifter except the new Tiagra 4700, which annoyingly has a different cable pull.

    I've just noticed you've titled your thread 9 spd shiters :D
  • Current shimano compatibility chart:

    https://productinfo.shimano.com/#/com/3 ... &hidenav=1
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    Do bike and ski stuff.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    keef66 wrote:
    The Sora mech will work with any 10 speed shifter except the new Tiagra 4700, which annoyingly has a different cable pull.

    I've just noticed you've titled your thread 9 spd shiters :D

    therefore my earlier post :)

    keep up at the back.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Haha I've just spotted the typo :P
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    keef66 wrote:
    The Sora mech will work with any 10 speed shifter except the new Tiagra 4700, which annoyingly has a different cable pull.

    I've just noticed you've titled your thread 9 spd shiters :D

    therefore my earlier post :)

    keep up at the back.

    So i realised... I thought you were just being unusually harsh on Sora... :oops:
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    keef66 wrote:
    keef66 wrote:
    The Sora mech will work with any 10 speed shifter except the new Tiagra 4700, which annoyingly has a different cable pull.

    I've just noticed you've titled your thread 9 spd shiters :D

    therefore my earlier post :)

    keep up at the back.

    So i realised... I thought you were just being unusually harsh on Sora... :oops:

    Nah - Sora is cool. Does a good job for a good price.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • cyclecliniccycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    The R3000 shifters are pretty decent. Its either these or find old Ultergra shifters.

    Actually you could use 10 speed 105 shifters with a a 10 speed cassette. You can keep your mechs. There you go. You only even need to change the right hand shifter to begin with although that would look a bit odd.
    http://www.thecycleclinic.co.uk -wheel building and other stuff.
  • Shiftmate might help you match some 10 or 11 speed shifters to a 9 speed group.
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