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Yes. You can use a 1/8" chain on a 7 speed freewheel. I'm running one right now on an electric folding 20x4 fat bike. It will work. I put a larger 60 tooth chain ring on front so I could more easily keep up pedalling at 20 to 28 mph (32-48 km/h). I changed out the crank arms and had to use 2 chains put together to make it long enough due to the large ...


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The combination of SL-M590, a 9 speed shifter, and the XTR RD-M900, a rear derailleur marketed as "8 speed," will work just fine with a 9 speed cassette. The reason for this compatability lies with the fact that Shimano rear derailleur's of the 7-8-9 speed mountain groups (& 7,8,9, 10 speed road groups) all share the same CABLE ACTUATION ...


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I believe that this link at Halfords is the same model you have. As links to online retailers are often impermanent, I'm reproducing one of Halfords' pictures of the bike, focusing on the front fork. I chose this picture in particular because it appears to confirm that you have a quick release fork. The page stated that the Virtuoso had Shimano Claris, an 8-...


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Your information is a little out of date, but for 9-speed, all road and mountain rear derailleurs and shifters are cross compatible from xtr and da to Alivio and Sora. Other combinations work to but for the purposes of your question, there are no issues or likely problems from your component selection.


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All 10 speed chains should be compatible with 10s cassettes. The nominal widths I'm seeing are all about 5.88mm. Specifically, this is the distance between the inner faces of the inner plates, as diagrammed by Bike Gremlin. There's one possible exception to the above: early Campagnolo 10s chains, released in the early 2000s when Shimano was still on 9s, ...


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There’s no need to worry about specified width. The bottom line is that any 10 speed chain from a reputable manufacturer (Shimano, SRAM, KMC, Wipperman) will work fine with a Shimano cassette.


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Can I start by switching out the shifters and derailers with new Sora R3000 parts (also 9 speed)? All Shimano 9-speed parts use the same derailleur pull ratio (except the front derailleur pull ratio can vary between MTB / road components). Thus, you don't even need to change the derailleur, just changing the shifters is enough. The STI levers are short-pull ...


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