Can friction shifter be updated to index?
I bought my son an Awesome Giant MTB (the model name of the bike, not the primary term I would use
). Its a 24" tire MTB that uses Shimano SIS friction shifters and has a Shimano 70GS rear derailleur, 3 x 6 speed. My 10 yo is having more trouble with the friction shifting than I'd expected.
Its a good fit otherwise. Anyone know if index shifters would work? Right now I've disabled the front shifter to simplify things for him. I don't want to invest a lot into it - ie new chain ring/cogs, but if a simple $30+- shifter upgrade would do it, awesome (that last awesome WAS a descriptor
Thanks for any advice.
Last edited by clanmacleod; 02-11-09 at 03:38 PM.
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