Old 10-19-13, 02:42 AM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
Really?! Interesting. Which 2 indices on the brifter are left out? Those intended for the easiest (largest/inboard) cogs or the fastest (smallest/outboard) cogs?
That's up to you, there are pros and cons to both.
Shifters usually pull slightly more cable on the 1st shift, to allow that derailer position to be set by the limit screw and having the cable tension free. So there's a point for leaving the two biggest empty.
OTOH, that offers the opportunity of overshifting and maybe breaking something.
My frankenbike has the two biggest positions locked out, it needed it to shift clean.
Back when I ran 8 sprockets from a 9 speed cassette on a 7-speed body I had the smallest position locked out, which worked fine on that bike.
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