So did you make yourself a bike widower? Just kidding.
I maybe wrong on this. Short reach, long reach is about how far you can adjust the brake pads from the pivot in case of changing wheel size like from 27 In. to 700mm. I don't think any company makes different size brake, shifter levers.
I tend to agree with KleinMp99. If you can shift one gear to the next effortlessly but can't shift it to another gear, the problem is probably in the adjustment of the limiter. You can identify it by looking for two small screws side by side, most of them(Well, at least on my bike.) are stamped "H" and "L" right next to them, so you can tell which one is high limiter and which one is low limiter.
Last edited by allgoo19; 10-11-03 at 09:33 PM.