Bicycle Mechanics - brifter compatibility
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04-22-07, 11:54 AM
Can I use shimano rsx brifters (3X7) to convert from my 105 downtube shifters? Right now I have a 7 speed rear and a double up front--all shimano 105 components. thanks
04-22-07, 02:16 PM
Do you already own the parts or are you just thinking about buying them?
The back, for sure, will work fine.
Shimano specs different shifters for 7-speed double and triple front derailleurs but specs the same shifter if you have 9-speed. That tells me there's a good chance of success, but it's not 100%. If I already owned the shifters I'd slap those puppies on and see if I could make it work. If I had to buy the shifters, I think that I'd take a pass - unless they were REAL cheap.
04-22-07, 02:39 PM
thinking of buying them. ..thanks for the info
04-22-07, 07:30 PM
did a little research--if what I read is correct the shimano sora 2X7 shifter will fit.
04-22-07, 07:46 PM
I converted a Trek 3x7 with indexing downtube shifters to RSX triple brifters and they worked very well. There were an RSX 2x7 double STI brifters too.
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