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I just bought a 9 speed X9 front derailleur. I'm still running a 8 speed cassette and chain though and was wondering if the "cage" (or whatever you call it) on the front derailleur is going to be too narrow for a 8 speed chain? I'm assuming I won't be able to have as many combinations of gears without the chain rubbing.......
 

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It's a marginal difference. If it bothers ya you have options.
1) Dont' run that gear combo.
2) Get a set of Paul thumbies and be able to eliminate any chain rub - in almost any gear combo. ;)
3) Tweak the cage slightly with a pair of pliers or the like and widen it - ever so slightly.

Good luck,

JmZ
 
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