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    Sachs brifters...help

    Just purchased a mint pair of 7-speed Sachs brifters and am trying to figure out what rear derailleur they will control other than Sachs. I know the later Sachs units were near copies of Campy rear derails but I'm at a loss as to what these will be compatible with. I was told they would work great with Shimano 7speed rears but found that hard to believe.
    Also, do they work freewheels or cassettes or does it make a difference.

    Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks.

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    Quit impulse buying before doing some research?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    Quit impulse buying before doing some research?


    I don't know the info the OP looking for, but hopefully someone around here does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRhea View Post
    Just purchased a mint pair of 7-speed Sachs brifters and am trying to figure out what rear derailleur they will control other than Sachs. I know the later Sachs units were near copies of Campy rear derails but I'm at a loss as to what these will be compatible with. I was told they would work great with Shimano 7speed rears but found that hard to believe.
    Also, do they work freewheels or cassettes or does it make a difference.

    Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks.

    KRhea
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    I didn't even know there was such a thing.

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    Shimano 7-speed cassettes and freewheels are spaced exactly the same and will work with the same 7-speed index shifters. They will certainly work with Shimano 7-speed shifters but Sachs? I dunno.

    I'll second the suggestion that you understand what you are buying before you buy it. However, you aren't alone in that as this forum gets a number of postings in the form of "I just bought an XXXXX. What does it do?"

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