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5 speed to 7 speed on friction shifters

I'm not sure if I should post this here or in vintage, but here goes:

I'm cobbling up a 1970s vintage Schwinn Varsity as a cheap communter for a friend. Original wheels are shot but I have a pair of 700c rims with a 7-speed freewheel. What I need to know is if the original stem friction shifters on an old Schwinn 10-speed have enough travel to use with a 7-speed freewheel? I have a used Shimano Exage 200 rear derailleur I can use if the 7-speed will work.
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