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Old 08-01-05, 01:45 AM   #1
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What is "Indexed"

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??
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Indexed shifting means that the shifter has click stops that provide distinct positions for each of the different gears
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They're the same only they've crappy detents on the shifters to make it a hassle to adjust.
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Thanks guys, I understand now. I think the click is long gone but there is no issue with how the gears change and hold.
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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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