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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Rock Springs, WY
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I've never tried shifting on a suntour cogset with Shimano indexed shifter, dunno how different they are.
Options I can think of:
1. cruise Ebay for Suntour Thumb Shifters.
2. Suntour 7-speeds came in Freewheel and Cassette varieties. If yours is freewheel you could get a Shimano compatible freewheel (available up to 9-speed) and Shimano or Sram shimano compatible shifter.
3. Get some friction thumbshifters.
4. Squeeze a newer 135mm 8,9,10 speed wheel in there (only have to spread rear triangle 5mm to get the wheel to drop in) and get a compatible trigger or grip shifter of your choice. 9 or 10 speed may require a different derailer. Your current derailer can handle 8-speed no problem though. Might even be able to do 9.
Last edited by LesterOfPuppets; 02-14-11 at 12:41 AM.