Bicycle Mechanics - What is "Indexed"
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I always thought my old Shogun had Shimano friction change (levers are on downtube) but now I noticed the levers have SIS printed on them. So whats the difference between the two??
Indexed shifting means that the shifter has click stops that provide distinct positions for each of the different gears
08-01-05, 04:32 AM
They're the same only they've crappy detents on the shifters to make it a hassle to adjust.
Thanks guys, I understand now. I think the click is long gone but there is no issue with how the gears change and hold.
Thanks guys, I understand now. I think the click is long gone but there is no issue with how the gears change and hold.Your shifters have a dual mode. One is index,the other is friction. The D ring on the side of the shifter switches it.
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