Have cage widths decreased along with chain widths over time? I really want to get the Shimano Zee which is meant for 10 speed chains. That could be upto a difference of 1.6 mm between a 10 speed chain and an 8 speed chain. Will the 8 spd chain fit thru this cage?
Sorry for the silly question but I have gone back to an 8 speed setup and I would love to be able to use this short cage clutch system. At 9 speed, I started breaking chains too often (shimano and sram) and that didn't happen in my 8 spd days.
it wont work because the new 10spd derailleurs have different pull ratios then the 9 and 8 spd stuff
I thought all derailleurs are moved based on what the shifter is doing. I used an 8 speed (1994) der for years with a 9 speed shifter. That's why I thought this would work except for possibly issues with the width of the chain and the width of the cage it's traveling thru.
For years, all derailleurs had the same leverage ratio and you could mix and match. But then Sram came up with their 1:1 ratio and you couldn't mix parts from Sram and Shimano. Now, with ten and eleven speed systems, ratios are changing again.
I see, thanks for the info. In the meantime, I found a 9 spd xtr short cage that should work for me.