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Old 11-03-07, 12:26 PM
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gripshift with brakes?

ive got a 9 spd bike with right hand gripshift and a rear brake with left hand lever.

ive just bought a new right hand lever front brake for my bike but ive had to fit the lever so its facing across the gripshift. this is very annoying as i have to lean (with my fingers) over the gripshift to my brake lever. is there an easy way of changing it to a speed shifter so the brake lever is in natural reach or will i need a new gearing system?
i honestly dont have a clue about changing gearing systems or how they work so i was wondering if changing from gripshift to speed shifter (i think thats the name, the one with the paddles u click with ur fingers) is easy or hard.

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Old 11-03-07, 12:28 PM
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Lol
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Old 11-03-07, 12:35 PM
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that always gets the cowd in the mood, but seriously i probably sound stupid but i rele am confused??
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Can you take a picture? I think I know what you're trying to explain but your explanation is a littled muddled.
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"Speed shifter" is usually called "trigger shifter".

First, you must find out the model of your grip shifter.
Is it SRAM or Shimano?
Do you have only the right shifter?

If your shifter is SRAM, look at the rear derailleur. It can be numbered like X.0, X.7, etc, then you need a SRAM shifter with a number X.0, X.7. Otherwise, you can use a SRAM shifter with a name (Attack) or Shimano or other.

As I understand, you've bought a right brake lever, and its handle is too short to be used with a grip shifter. You should've bought a brake lever compatible with a grip shifter.

Look at the shifters here: http://www.jensonusa.com/store/sub/1...rs.aspx?s=2098

Also, trigger shifters are made for flat bars, so you hands should be at 90 degrees to the handlebar. It's difficult to reach the controls of a trigger shifter if you have a curved handlebar.

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