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Old 06-11-19, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by BCDrums View Post
After shifting with Shimano bar-ends for more than three decades, I'm going to give brifters a try. I know brifters will shift the rear derailer well, but I use a triple in the front (42-37-24) and I recall reading at some point that indexed brifters were tricky with triples. Any truth to that?

If brifters aren't great, I can try a Gevenalle lever, which has a bar-end/downtube shift lever mounted on the brake lever, or just leave the current bar-end in service. Comments welcome. Thanks.
I have Shimano Sora brifters (circa 2015 with the red position indicator) and a triple crank. The bike started life with a 50-39-30 road crank and all worked fine. I changed the crank to a Deore 42-32-24, moved the FD down a bit, did not adjust the cable, and it still works just as well.

fyi - most (all?) FD brifters have the ability to slightly 'trim' the position of the FD in the middle and large chain ring positions- if you need to do so - feels like a ratcheting mechanism.
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