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Plow13 03-26-08 04:44 PM

shifters on road bars
 
can you put this kind of shifter on a road bar with drops?

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/images/ld825.jpg

Little Darwin 03-26-08 04:56 PM

I believe mountain bike bars are typically narrower where you would attach the shifter than on a drop bar... so it probably won't reach around.

CaptainCool 03-26-08 06:23 PM

Yep: http://sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-handlebars.html
found in: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/deakins/handlebars.html . 22.2mm for mtb bars, 23.8mm for road bars.

Those shifters also probably wouldn't slide past the bends in the drops, if they were the right diameter. You can use bar-end shifters or a shiftmate with road shifters if you need to control a mtb derailer.

DieselDan 03-26-08 06:39 PM

Shimano's rear derailers will shift with any Shimano shifter. The cog spacing is the same on either road or MTB cassette. The only incompatibility is old 8-speed Dura-Ace, which has an odd pull ratio. At least for now that is.

BarracksSi 03-27-08 03:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DieselDan (Post 6410843)
Shimano's rear derailers will shift with any Shimano shifter. The cog spacing is the same on either road or MTB cassette. The only incompatibility is old 8-speed Dura-Ace, which has an odd pull ratio. At least for now that is.

But could you use a road brifter with an 8-spd Alfine internal hub?

DieselDan 03-27-08 05:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BarracksSi (Post 6413013)
But could you use a road brifter with an 8-spd Alfine internal hub?

Nope. I confused Alfine with Hone. There were MTB sized drop bars at one point. Some must still exhist, as Kent uses them on some low end road bikes sold at box stores.

Nermal 03-27-08 11:39 AM

WTB Dirtdrop is MTB sized. Don't know if it's still arouind or not.

BarracksSi 03-27-08 01:50 PM

No brifters for internal hubs... dang it, there goes another idea I had.. lol

markhr 03-27-08 05:42 PM

Noell fahrradbau make a two piece drop bar that you could use. There's also apparently a three piece drop bar available on department store bikes in the states.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...2104&highlight=

carlton 03-27-08 07:28 PM

Not sure if Jtek is selling there shiftmate for nexus hubs yet. Give them a call. The last report was any day.

http://jtekengineering.com/index.html


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