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    9 speed vs 8 speed for Bicycle Touring/Bikepacking?

    9 speed vs 8 speed for Bicycle Touring/Bikepacking?


    my question what would you do in a worst-case scenario when your bike touring if your components break down on you?


    Someone told me that 8 speed is better than 9 speed for Bicycle Touring. And 9 speed Derailleur works on 8 speed Chains and Cassette. And I can buy Shimano now has the Shimano Claris 8 speed rapidfire trigger Shifters 3x8 or I can buy spare 9 speed rapidfire trigger Shifters in Shimano LX SL-M580 Shift Lever set, 3x9 or Shimano Deore SL-M590 3x9-Speed Shifter Set also still can buy LX, Deore trigger shifters 9 speed.


    I have the Shimano XT SL-M770 trigger shifters 9 speed no longer made and my
    Shimano FD-m771 FD 9 spd, Shimano deore XT RD-m771 RD 9spd, Handlebar: Raceface XC flat Mtn clamp 25.4mm, Cassette Sram PC-970 Cassette 11-34t, Sram PC-971 Chain 9 Speed


    My spare 9 speed bike parts list:
    Shimano Deore RD-M592-SGS Rear Derailleur - 9 Speed, Long Cage, Black
    Shimano Altus FD-M371 Triple Down-Swing Dual-Pull Front Derailleur 9 speed on order
    Cassette Sram PC-970 Cassette 11-34t,
    Sram PC-971 Chain 9 Speed
    spare shifters N/A


    "I remember the old Boy Scout motto be prepared"
    The Scout Motto is: BE PREPARED which means you are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your DUTY.






    Note: I have sold my Shimano 10 speed bike parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollingNoMad View Post
    my question what would you do in a worst-case scenario when your bike touring if your components break down on you?
    Bring duct tape, zip ties, and hose clamps.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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