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Can you still get SRAM 7-speed shifters?

Old 08-16-08, 07:44 AM
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Can you still get SRAM 7-speed shifters?

A friend's older 7 speed SRAM twist shifter blew up. I went to Nashbar; all they have are 8 speed and 9 speed units. Can the old 7 speeds still be found, or can you buy an 8/9 speed and just ignore the extra numbers?

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Old 08-16-08, 11:06 AM
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Yes, you can find them at JensonUSA and BikePartsUSA.
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Old 08-16-08, 02:53 PM
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You can use an 8 speed shifter for 7 speed. They have the same pull ratio. You will just have an extra click
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Old 08-17-08, 07:40 AM
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These twistgrips from REI

http://www.rei.com/product/737410

should work, shouldn't they?

And if the cable's mangled, where would you go for a replacement?
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Old 08-17-08, 08:23 AM
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The MRX series from SRAM is still available in 7 speed. If your LBS doesn't have it in stock, they should be able to order it.
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Old 08-17-08, 08:27 AM
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I still see a lot 7-speed shifters on cheap Chinese bikes; these are Chinese knock-offs, of course, but they do seem to work acceptably well.
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Old 08-17-08, 10:48 AM
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They're available all over the place online; I got mine from Pricepoint.com and universalcycles.com.
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Old 08-17-08, 12:49 PM
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OK, guys, thanks.
I knew this was a newbie question, but not at all familiar with SRAM parts and have been out of bicycling altogether since before the Internet took off. Things are a little different now!
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