I have an interesting situation. I'm rebuilding an '87 Schwinn which came w/ friction stem shifters (that click) and a 6speed freewheel cassette.
I put on a modern 700c wheel w/ an 8speed mountain cassette and an old Alivio 8speed derailer. Is there any hope that i could use the original friction shifters w/ this rear derailer? I suppose i could feel my way through the gears, but i'm not sure if the shifters will have enough range to cover the 8 cassette cogs.
Any ideas? I'll probably try it in a few days if i don't hear otherwise. Thanks!