Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
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Originally Posted by sydney
A flat bar shifter for a triple will shift a double.Cheap,easy, dirty fix is a friction thumb shifter.
For the front, friction is not only cheap, easy, dirty, it's also superior to any sort of indexing. In fact, if it were my bike, I would just get a nice pair of friction-mode thumb shifters, scrap the grip shifts, and enjoy the freedom of being able to make significant changes in my gearing (double vs. triple, 9-speed-spaced 8-speed vs. 7-speed, etc.).
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Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069