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Old 04-10-06, 12:58 AM   #1
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Bar End Shofters on MTB gears

I'm really sorry if this is a bit redundant but I tried searching the forums and good ol google with no luck.

Basically, I want to use Ultegra 8-speed bar end shifters on my 7 speed bicycle with what I am assuming are MTB gears. Harris Cyclery's website says I should not have any problem with 7-speeds and I am using Rivendell Albatross handlebar that fits into MTB clamps(25.4). The handlebar accepts bar end shifters. I just have no idea if this will be compatible with my SIS 7 speed rear X 3 speed for the front ones. The specs for my gears(more or less) can be found here:

tia to those who can help me! Much appreciated.
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Old 04-10-06, 04:11 AM   #2
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Not to worry. The front bar con shifter isn't even indexed so it'll work perfectly. The rear will work, but 7 and 8 speed gear spacing is a hair off so the shifting in index the mode might be a little bit funky.
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Buy an 8 speed rear freewheel or cassette for about $20. Then the Ultegra Bar-Cons will work perfectly, if you use the friction option for the front.
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