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Old 10-03-10, 08:43 PM   #1
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Just scored some 8 speed Sora brifters

Just scored some 8 speed Sora brifters will they work on my '07 Sirrus with tekro linar pulls? I read somewhere that the would, but I'd like to hear it from from someone who really knows. And Yes I'm planning to go to some flavor of drop bar..
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yes they do but no stopping power without adding a travel agent to the brakes to increase the levers travel ratio. The other way to make it work is to change the brakes to the old style Cantilever brakes and the brake levers work much better with this set up.
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i think this is what you're looking for: http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...t.aspx?sc=FRGL

other option is to swap out the linear pull for traditional canti brakes.
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Snappy is right on, but get the travel agents with the barrel adjuster. It will save a lot of work. The linear pull brakes seem to have more stopping power. I just set up my wife's touring bike with STI (Tiagra) shifters and linear pull brakes w/travel agents. She tested it on a two week tour last month-- fully loaded going down hill. They worked great. I'm thinking of swapping my canti's for linear pul brakes.
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Old 10-03-10, 11:01 PM   #5
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You might also not be able to shift the front derailleur, depending on whether your FD is road or MTB. Shimano road and MTB FDs have different cable pull. My '02 Sirrus came with an MTB FD. I don't know what 'an '07 would have.

(I have a spare Sora FD kicking around that I'll sell you for way cheap).
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They should work ok.
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