Ok so let's start this out by saying I have not a ton of money to work with, and really want to get my bike up and working with little cost as possible. I have friends that have changed out parts on their bikes and have given me some parts to use on my bike that are almost brand new.
I was given a SRAM X9 3x9 front derailluer and a Shimano SXL FC-M660 10x3 10-speed Crankset for free and I want to use them.
My bike currently has Shimano 8 speed rear derailluer and cassette. I have Shimano shifters also on the bike. They both work great and don't want to have to change those out.
So my question is, can I use the 8 speed rear parts with the 9 speed SRAM front derailluer and 10 speed shimano Crankset? And use the shimano shifters? What would be the major problems?
I would like to just have to buy a chain and use all these parts, and wondering what kind of chain should I use with these three speeds? 8,9 or 10 speed chain?
I know this is dumping a bunch of parts together, but beggers can't be chooser and I would really like to get this to work so I can ride. My crank and front derailluer are junk and need to be replaced.