Old 01-22-10, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Gonzo Bob View Post
The latest Shimano 10-speed bar-end shifters SL-BS79 do *not* have a friction mode (although many websites say they do) http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=548931
Thanks for the update. Shimano's own web site doesn't really say but implies they are index only. If so, they are the only ones so any other make or model does offer a friction option.
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