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8speed lx shifter to xt shifter

I'm changing out bad shimao lx shifters to xt shifters. Do I need (have to) run a new cable thru the shifter and thru the frame and down thru the derailer or will the shifter **** apart.

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It depends.. Shifter cables are standard and the same one would work for both LX and XT shifters. If the old cable is full of grime etc, it is a good idea to run new cables - it will give you a smooth easy shift.

I am sure if you check you will find the manual for your model of shifter. Replacing cables is pretty easy.

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