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I have a 9 speed Shimano 105 rear derailleur. Will "8 speed" Shimano 600 friction shifter levers be compatible with this derailleur? I have heard the "8 speed" when using them as friction levers does not matter. Is this true?
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#2
You can pretty much use friction shifters with any derailleur and any number of speeds/sprockets.
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#3
yes and yes

the challenge is the finer adjustment required for 9 speed vs 8 speed; the total cable travel is the same for both.
Nigel
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