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7 Speed Shimano Gears w/ SRAM Shifters ?

Old 08-24-13, 10:03 AM
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7 Speed Shimano Gears w/ SRAM Shifters ?

I have an older Univega hybrid with Shimano 7 speed drivetrain. The right trigger shifter is broken. Will a 7 speed SRAM shifter work ? Or is the pull ratio different and incompatible with Shimano cassette & rear derailleur ?

My local shop only has SRAM, and I thought I would take the opportunity to shop locally for a change.

This is just a beater bike for the kids to use once in a while, so all I care about is some kind of shifter that works.
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This is just a beater bike for the kids to use once in a while, so all I care about is some kind of shifter that works.

Think about Friction shifters and you can combine any combination .. that is what works for me.

spacing of 7~8 speed clusters is reasonable ..

packing in the 9th and 10th makes feeling the right lever throw, amount, a bit more Fussy.

Hybrid ,having straight bars there are low cost thumb shifters , new.
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I don't think it'll work for indexing. The 7-speed trigger shifters I found on a quick search had a 1:1 pull ratio, where Shimano uses 2:1.
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SRAM rear shifters with names, like Attack and MRX not numbers like X.7 and X.9, will pull the correct cable for Shimano rear derailleurs. As I recall all SRAM front shifters will work with Shimano front derailleurs.

Having said that, there are plenty of new old stock Shimano 7-speed shifters still available from places like Amazon and EBay.
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If you can't find something just right locally, you could order a pair of Shimano SL-M310 shifters. New, $32 for the pair from Amazon.
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