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Old 05-27-11, 06:08 AM   #1
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shimano 600 sis shifting

So I'm new to this forum and found tons of info about the shimano 600 sis shifters. Only thing I couldnt find is how to change them from index to friction (or vis versa). I took it apart but could see anything that would change the shifting mode. I also try to turn the ring on the outter part to friction or index but it doesnt really turn easily. Any info would be helpful. thanks
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strange, all the SIS i have seen has the friction - index positions clearly indicated with arrows. If it's not turning easily I suggest cleaning be careful with lubing though, a loose shifter may generate unwanted shifts.
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Most down tube indexed shifters can easily be switched from indexed to friction and back again simply by flipping the switch from indexed to friction. Nothing to it.
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