10 speed shifter on 9 speed front only

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by jamr1

I broke my 9 speed front shifter and have access to a 10 speed front shifter
I only want to replace the front shifter.

Will it work?

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by fdegrove


I can't remember for certain but in any case, a 10S shifter can be changed to 9S by simply replacing a part or two.
These parts can be bought online as a Campagnolo kit.

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by jamr1

I dont want to change parts.
These are Shimano.

Will a 10 speed shifter work for the front derailleur on a 9 speed?
figured whether 9 or 10 it still the same movement?
If not i will search for a 9 speed front.

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by bm0p700f

I suspect it will work O.K

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by mrfish

You won't notice the difference. Cage for 10 speed is slightly narrower, but in practice I suspect the 9-speed will rub less.

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