So, I have a bit of a problem. I have a set of 8 speed barend shifters that I've had for years. The pods are in good shape, but the levers themselves are pretty beat up, plastic is broken, covers are missing, etc. I was wondering if any other shimano DT levers would work with the pods I have. I have a set of shimano 600 DT that almost work, the FD shifter fits pretty well, but the RD shifter does not, maybe because its a 6 speed DT going on a 8 speed pod. Would 8 speed DT levers work? Has anybody tried doing this?
This is what I have: