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Old 03-09-14, 09:02 PM   #1
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Shimano 3x7 TZ20 right shifter friction?

I'm looking to get a set of these to friction shift with shimano derailleurs and a rear suntour cassette. Because it doesnt index well with shimano indexing and suntour cassette spacing, I'm wondering if the right shifter of this is friction. The review says so but I haven't read it anywhere else.

http://www.mec.ca/product/5035-603/s...humb-shifters/
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Old 03-09-14, 09:20 PM   #2
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What about upgrading your drivetrain? Shimano 7 speed cassette $30, very good Shimano derailer $30-$50 (Tourney is just $15), or just use your old one, and set of good Shimano shifters is another $20-$30. Check sales or EBay... I remember the shifters from your link very well...they never worked good, but maybe it was just my luck.
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I've got a full LX drive train but the rear hub is a suntour cassette. Ive got another set of brake levers I can use to swap the lx brake and shifter combo so I was hoping to use these shifters in friction mode as an $8 fix to my problem. Do you know if it runs the rear in friction?
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Those do not look like they have the switch that some of the older early Shimano SIS thumb shifters had to switch between friction or indexing.

Personally I would just get a Shimano cassette or Shimano spaced freewheel and call it good.
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There's lots of inexpensive friction thumb shifters out there-
Such as these-
http://www.jensonusa.com/!PDmw0zgjCi...FYZcMgodW2gAoQ
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I'm fine with friction shifting 7 speed derailleurs .. it is a simple hand skill to learn.
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