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Aero Bar / STI Shifting

Old 09-28-07, 10:00 PM
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Aero Bar / STI Shifting

Does anybody know of a way to use both STI and shifters mounted on aero bars togather? I ride alone 95% of the time. So the bar end shifters on the aero bars are fine. But there are several group rides coming up, I'd like to do. It would be nice not having to switch everything back and forth.
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Old 09-28-07, 10:20 PM
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Mount your STI's on bullhorns, get rid of your dops. Been done in pro races.
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It can be done, but requires cable splicers, a lot of patience, and some figuring out. I don't think I would be able to really describe how to do it in writing, but I have configured such a set up before. The biggest problem is that you would need to add braze on stops to your stem or frame, and also find cable splicers at a hobby/ craft store. It's a real mess of a project, but if you go for it more power to ya. Definitely install in-line barrel adjusters though, since switching out the handlebars may knock your cable tension adjustment out of whack slightly.
Don't think you'll find instructions for this on line. Just draw up a schematic first, and if it looks promising, and you can get all the parts....
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