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8-speed 9-speed questions

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Can i put an 8-speed cassette on a rear hub that formerly had a 9 speed cassete on it? Will I need some sort of spacer? I am trying to upgrade the wheels on an old 8-speed bike.

Also, does anyone know of a good source for 8-speed parts. I am looking to buy an 8-speed set of shifters. Thanks.
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8 and 9 speed cassettes are interchangable, without the use of spacers.

Shifters may be a little hard to come by. Ebay is always a good source. SRAM had some 8 speed Attacks & Rockets in their lineup of late. I don't know if that is still the case, but seems likely that some retailers would have some of those laying around.
SRAM makes attack and rocket 8 speed twisters, but not triggers.
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