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    Bar End Shifter suggestions

    As I continue to work on my 1984 Miyata 610 project I would like to get some suggestions on bar end shifters. I am planning to go 8 speed and would like index. Also I will be keeping the triple. So any thought what I might consider? The guy at my LBS says Ultegra, but I am open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tandem Tom View Post
    As I continue to work on my 1984 Miyata 610 project I would like to get some suggestions on bar end shifters. I am planning to go 8 speed and would like index. Also I will be keeping the triple. So any thought what I might consider? The guy at my LBS says Ultegra, but I am open.
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    After about a decade with the Ultegra 8S bar ends, I have to agree with your LBS' employee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradtx View Post
    After about a decade with the Ultegra 8S bar ends, I have to agree with your LBS' employee.

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    The 7s bar ends have worked for me on my '81 710.

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    'Ultegra' is just what they call the 8 speed one.. its not that much different than the 9 speed called 'dura ace' other than the detent spacing in the right lever .




    No indexing at all.. I have been using my sun tour bar ends for a reliable 30+ years.. just user hand skills have been enough.

    A 7 x3 ("21")speed is when I quit upgradeitis . and just ride the Bike .. the lever pull is sufficient for that.
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    That is the only 8spd bar end isn't it?
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    I have several sets of Shimano 8-spd bar end shifters - love them. Absolutely terrific if you like the good, crisp, hard click.
    If you think you aren't going to be able to fit an 8-spd wheel in your frame, you could try these - Silver Shifters Bar End KIT - 17089 - I've been thinking about it so I don't have to do the hard clicking with the Shimano's, but it's cheaper just to rotate the Shimano's into friction mode.

    PS - if you install the bar-ends yourself, make note that to install the pods that hold the shifters, you have to turn counter clockwise to tighten the pods into place. Then turn clockwise to loosen them. For me it's completely counter intuitive. But that's how they are.

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    I've got Dura-Ace 9-speed bar ends on three bikes and love them. I also have the Dia-Compe bar ends sold at Velo-Orange and they are very nice, but not indexed. The Dia-Compe's have more of classic appearance, if that matters, and will work with 5 to 9-speed gear trains.

    I prefer the Dura-Ace bar ends because I like the indexing, but they are not bullet-proof. I had one set break, which Shimano replaced under warranty, but that has made me a little wary about them. Previously I had thought bar ends were nearly indestructible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tandem Tom View Post
    As I continue to work on my 1984 Miyata 610 project I would like to get some suggestions on bar end shifters. I am planning to go 8 speed and would like index. Also I will be keeping the triple. So any thought what I might consider? The guy at my LBS says Ultegra, but I am open.
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    I'd agree with him as well. Ultegra barcons work great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    That is the only 8spd bar end isn't it?
    True. Shimano made/makes only one "grade" of bar-end shifter. There were different versions for Dura-Ace when the Dura-Ace derailleurs required a different amount of cable pull, but the shifters were essentially identical.

    Here's some info I wrote up a while back:

    The SL-BS50 shift levers are for 6-speed and 7-speed systems. There's a tiny grey plastic shim that fits in the cable groove on the shifter that changes the cable pull so they'll work with 6-speed clusters.

    For trivia buffs: SL-BS50-8 is Dura-Ace 8-speed, SL-BS64 is non-Dura-Ace 8-speed, SL-BS77 is 9-speed, SL-BS78 is 10-speed with friction option, SL-BS79 is 10-speed without friction option.
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    8sp is 130mm rear spacing so I assume you have that sorted already.

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    If you want indexing, seems Shimano is the only way to go...but...if you can live without it...Suntour!
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    SunTour had indexing barcons. They were part of the accushift line in the late 80s.
    I have a couple sets and like them, though I took them off and switched back to earlier silver friction barcons because they look more period correct.

    The accushifts are friction in the front and you can switch between friction and indexed for the rear.

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