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Old 03-11-18, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by dneufeld View Post
I'm converting from STI to a single bar end shifter for my 1x commuter and I'm wondering if the left hand friction shifter has the pull needed to shift my RD. My previous commuter was an 8 speed 1x with a friction shifter and I grew to love it, so I'd like to do the same with my shimano 105 10-speed if possible.
I'm going to order some dura ace 10 speed bar ends so I'll have the option either way, but the way I see it both shifters would have an equal cable pull. Am I mistaking?
Newer Shimano rear 10-speed bar ends do not have a friction option so you will have to use the "front" shifter.

I have a pair of SL-BS79 shifters and. as best I can measure them, both the front and rear shifters have the same diameter cable "drum" and the same travel so they should pull the same amount of cable.
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