Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Bikes: 1982 Lotus Legend (steel-frame touring bike); 1982 Fuji S10S (converted to a singlespeed: 46x16); Specialized Crossroads hybrid (the child taxi).
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Fine-Tuning Friction Shifters?
My bar-end shifters are sluggish. One cog in the middle of an 11-22 is hard to land on; harder to hold the chain. The chainring shifter requires some real leverage to use. Do I simply need to tune them properly? What else could cause the iffy performance?
They are friction, N.O.S. Suntour barcons. The housing is articulated metal (at least leading from the bars to the downtube.) The cassette is pretty new.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks.