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Old 10-13-11, 02:28 PM   #1
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Identifying number of speeds on the shifters

I have a old 7 speed bike that needs shifters, ive been looking around on craigslist for some shifters. Alot of the adds and people dont list or know how many speeds their shifters are. How can i test it? Just by the number of clicks or what?

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just get friction levers, that is universal ..
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Yeah, the cool kids have shifters that don't know how many speeds there are.
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Simplest way is to click through the shifters and count how many shifts there are, then add one. For example, if you have a seven speed rear cluster, there are 6 spaces, or "shifts" in between (keeping in mind that your chain starts on the 1st or 7th).
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I have a old 7 speed bike that needs shifters, ive been looking around on craigslist for some shifters. Alot of the adds and people dont list or know how many speeds their shifters are. How can i test it? Just by the number of clicks or what?

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What kind of bike?
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