So I am awaiting my used set of microshift shifters for my 2nd bike / budget build. Right now my bike is set up with a 8 x 3 set up. The only thing left to the build was finding a set of shifters. After much hunting I should have just broken down and went with a 9 or 10 speed compact. But I was stubborn and my main bike is a 10x2 compact so I wanted to mix it up.
I found on ebay a set of microshift shifters. The seller listed them as 8 speeds and he also said there is only 7 clicks on the right shifter even tho they say 9 speed on it. I know right off the bat it sounds odd. After talking to him he said the left shifter has 4 positions after I asked if it was only for a double or could be used on a triple. I called my local bike shop (the guy knows his stuff) and he said if it has for clicks then it could work on a triple set up. So with out a 2nd thought I snagged them. I am waiting for them to ship to me so in the mean time I going back and forth trying to figure out in my head if this is going to work out in my favor or not.
Now has anyone hear of such a thing happening? The seller said he bought them as 9's but after trying everything he figured out it only was for an 8 speed and changed his cassette and never had a problem since. So if that is true and it only has 7 clicks = 8 speed and the left shifter has 4 positions then do you think I will end up having a chance of making these bad boys work?
In the end I wont be to upset if it doesnt pan out for me. I got them with shipping for 60 bucks and they are in great shape so in the end I could just store them for a project bike / back ups or even just resell them back to recoop my money. Not saying 60 bucks isnt a nice chunk of change but if they work out in my favor I will end up saving a lot more then what I would have shelled out for a set of Shimano or even Microshifts from overseas.