Replacing Shimano 6700
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    Replacing Shimano 6700

    Hi, first post. Be gentle.
    I am not a mechanic, but am mechanically minded.
    I have 2013 road bike with full Ultegra 6700. The 6700 series is 10 speed and am wondering if I can swap the rear derailleur for a 6800 (11speed). The 6700 pulley's are shot and can only find crappy replacements or very expensive replacement pulley's. Expensive is relative to the cost of a replacement derailleur. Could I index the 6800 to work with my 10 speed cassette? I have a few replacement 6700 cassettes as well as a handful of 10 speed chains so I am not ready to throw in the towel on the 10speed setup. Is that reasonable or do I have my head up my......

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    Nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushkowski View Post
    Hi, first post. Be gentle.
    I am not a mechanic, but am mechanically minded.
    I have 2013 road bike with full Ultegra 6700. The 6700 series is 10 speed and am wondering if I can swap the rear derailleur for a 6800 (11speed). The 6700 pulley's are shot and can only find crappy replacements or very expensive replacement pulley's. Expensive is relative to the cost of a replacement derailleur. Could I index the 6800 to work with my 10 speed cassette? I have a few replacement 6700 cassettes as well as a handful of 10 speed chains so I am not ready to throw in the towel on the 10speed setup. Is that reasonable or do I have my head up my......
    TACX makes excellent replacement pulleys that have sealed bearings, about $20. Iíve used them for many years with zero issues.
    Trying to cram the rest of my life into the rest of my life!

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    thanks!

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    There's expensive jockey wheels and there's cheap jockey wheels. But I've never heard of or experienced there being crappy ones and good ones.

    In other words just get the cheap ones if that's all you can find under your budget and you won't notice any difference.

    They all shift fine and no way anyone would notice more/less friction riding.

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    THANKS!! Just ordered some.

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