Hey there grease monkeys,
Recently I upgraded my bike with the addition of a huge crank (by comparison). Basically I went from a mountain bike crank to a 52t, 42t and 30t road crank. All went smoothly until I started tuning the FD. I have rapid fire trigger shifters and they've been an improvement over the weak grip shifters the bike came with. Alas, being rapid fire, their ability to trim is nearly nil, but there was a solution. So now the FD is controlled through a friction shifter, and I am super pleased with the ability to infinitely trim the FD to whatever I need. Even shifting while under heavy pedaling is buttery smooth. I marvel that anyone would use indexed shifters on their FD and go through all that expense (money AND time) when it turns out to be such a simple and in-expensive operation to use friction shifters. So my question, will these results be repeated with RD shifting, or should I stick with indexed in the rear and friction in the front?
Thanks for the help