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    7 spd friction shifters with 8 spd cassette.

    Hi. I'm curious if I will be able these shifters:

    http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30...ils&sku=LD1242

    will be compatible with an 8 spd cassette while in friction mode. Thanks!

    ps - I'm not interested in the Ultegra 8 spd shifters.

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    IF the rear shifter has a friction mode, no problem.

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    +1 Should be fine.

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    Oh. I read the description incorrectly. I thought it said they were both convertable to friction. I'll give them a call to find out. Thanks guys!

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    They may not be compatible with 8-speed. 8-speed requires longer overall shifter travel, as 8 speed is wider then 7-speed.
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    RD's don't care about friction v. indexed. They are neutral on the subject. They do what they are told, within their operating limits.

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    If the shifter has a friction mode, you'll be fine.

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    Ummm, it says the item is "not currently available" at the bottom of the screen. Sorry to burst the old bubble. Man, that fine print is really gettin' ya...

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    No biggie. I put a wanted ad on craigslist to find the proper poo poo.

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    There are tons of friction downtube shifters online:
    http://www.yellowjersey.org/friction.html

    SunRace also makes 8-speed shifters, but I don't know who sells them:
    http://www.sunrace.com/en/products/detail/r80?sku=SLR63

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    not to steal this thread, but in regards to SIS vs Friction, can I use Shimano Sora STI levers (8sp/double) with a 105 7sp (SIS) RD and 600EX (friction) FD?

    If the FD has to be SIS as well, can anyone suggest a 7/8sp compatible double chainring FD, that comes in a 26.8mm clamp-on model?

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