Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Lawrence, Massachusetts
Bikes: Trek 7300 and an old Raleigh Record (my first love)
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Can I put a dual-control shifter on 70's Raleigh 10-Speed?
I am encouraging my son to us my mid-70's Raleigh Record 10-speed to help him exercise more and get a handle on his depression. Unfortunately, he also has some motor skills problems, so he has trouble with the old style shift levers that are mounted on the down tube.
Can I put a dual-control shifter on the handlebar, near one of the brake levers on this old gem, one that will control the front dreailleur with one lever and the rear dereailleur with the other? If so, who makes them, and where do I get one? What do I look for? I keep seeing "9-speed," but not 10-speed. Do the derailleurs have to be changed-out too?
Thank you in advance for your help.