Cyclocross - Kelly take off ?
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10-01-06, 02:13 AM
Does anyone know if indexed bar end shifters can mount to Kelly take offs
i am running friction DT noww
I don't believe it's possible. I know you can adopt DT shifter to work with barends, but not the inverse.
Given the choice, I'd go with barends over Kellys.
10-01-06, 03:25 PM
the answer is yes. But they do reccomend DT's over Bar Ends probably because the DT's are longer.
10-01-06, 08:06 PM
That's sort of a weird question:
Shimano indexed bar end shifters mount just like downtube shifters but have a different lever shape. I don't believe you'll be able to actuate the levers on the take-offs because the angle of actuation is different but perhaps I'm wrong about that. I can't remember if Chris made those things so that you could pivot the keyway around.
10-05-06, 10:11 AM
Thanks for the reply.
I like the Take offs on my older Raleigh Technium Friction shift.
I would prefer a smaller lever and was thinking of going to a 7 speed F.W. from 6 and switching to indexed shifting. I have a new Sora derailer I could use.
I could never get the Suntour Accushift to work consistently since I bought the bike and have used the friction mode. I may Just try it out first by grinding down a set of Friction shifter from the parts bin
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