Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: North Carolina
Bikes: 2008 Cannondale Six 13, 1980 Dawes Super Galaxy
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Can I use a triple shifter with a double crank?
I'm converting my old Fuji from downtube shifting to STI, and my friend is going to give me his old Sora brifters. Here's my question: the front shifter is for a triple ring, and I have a double. By setting the limit on my front derailleur, will this alleviate the problem of the third shift? Also, the Sora rear shifter is an 8 speed, but I have a 7 speed freewheel on the rear. Can I do the same thing and set the limit so the shifter can't shift into the 8th slot? I've been told that 7 and 8 speed cassettes have the same spacing, but I could be wrong...