building up a bike for son..

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by mr Mag00, 13 Apr 2010.

  1. mr Mag00

    mr Mag00 rising member

    Location:
    Deepest Dorset
    ..i have a 9 speed cassette on the wheel now what shifters do i need to buy. will any shimano shifter pod do?
     
  2. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Resistance is futile! Moderator

    Location:
    Stevenage
    Well, if it's 9 speed then yes. Are you using an MTB front shifter? MTB and road front mechs have a different cable pull.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    mr Mag00

    mr Mag00 rising member

    Location:
    Deepest Dorset
    thanks. i have most of the old parts inc the mechs but i have uprated a cassete on one of the wheels. the old rear mech does say 8speed xt on it i will try to see if it works
     
  4. OP
    OP
    mr Mag00

    mr Mag00 rising member

    Location:
    Deepest Dorset
    another question related to this up coming build.

    the frame is scratched in places, shoes scratches on chainstays alongside chain suck.

    is there anything i can do to buff it all up a little, i dont want the expense of a respray

    does tcut work?
     
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