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    Shimano RSX STI Shifters ...Double and Triple?

    I've seen some rumors online that the old 7 speed shifters were double AND triple compatible. Sheldon Brown also posted this.

    Is there any truth to this claim?
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    I can think of one way to find out!

    My favorite 'old' bike has RSX shifters I rescued from the trash bin in a shop where I worked. I recently noticed the mysterious second click for the first time while changing a cable. I have been too excited to try it out with a triple ring crank and derailleur.

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    I believe that's correct. 90% certain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarDasse74 View Post
    I can think of one way to find out!

    My favorite 'old' bike has RSX shifters I rescued from the trash bin in a shop where I worked. I recently noticed the mysterious second click for the first time while changing a cable. I have been too excited to try it out with a triple ring crank and derailleur.
    Quote Originally Posted by jzsoup View Post
    I believe that's correct. 90% certain.
    That would be SWEET i'm trying to justify throwing a Sugino XD2 crank on my commuter but was resistant due to lack of desire to replace practically EVERYTHING. However, I have a good XT long cage to throw on there and a 105 triple front. Would only need a new chain
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    Yes, the RSX ones work with both. I just got rid of a pair.
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    Another data point confirming that they are double/triple compatible. Keep in mind that those shifters have no trim positions for the front derailler though unlike even the low end Sora shifters. Not a big deal for every body but it will make some gear combinations less than desirable to use.

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