I'm using a 8 cogs from a Shimano 9 spd cluster for this hub to make it a 3x8, so, will a set of 3x8 Ultegra bar end shifters work for this hub? I know the right hand index will shift the 8 outer cogs, but will the L/H friction shifter work with the 3 internal gears?
'''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
I don't think any bar-end shifter will reliably shift the internal hub gears. Apparently these hube are pretty intolerant of shifter position and "close enough is good enough" won't cut it. Why not use the correct Sachs shifter for the hub?