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Old 04-07-09, 12:08 AM
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Trigger shifter for double?

I am looking to replace my son's grip shifters with triggers - he just can't get enough torque to shift the front without stopping the bike and using two hands. He currently has SRAM Gripshifters and a Shimano F/D. Does anyone make a front trigger that is not a Triple? Two chainrings is all his bike's got and I am not up for replacing the crankset.
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Old 04-07-09, 12:35 AM
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A triple is what you need you will only use 2 positions of it, just make sure the limit screws are adjusted so he doesn't shift the chain off of the biggest ring.
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Old 04-07-09, 09:13 AM
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If he's using sram "gripshift".
Get Sram SX4 for the bike, not an ecellent shifter but a nice upgrade.They can be had for about $20-$35 on ebay. Adjusting the front derail will be a little tricky, but should be fine.

If he's using shimano "rotoshift" i'de have to search, never been that route. But would be a similar situation.

I'm just glad your not putting the 7yr old on a 26"


Might, find a crankset with 3 rings. That'de be slick 20"

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Originally Posted by harrier View Post
I am looking to replace my son's grip shifters with triggers - he just can't get enough torque to shift the front without stopping the bike and using two hands.
is this a recent problem or has it been this way since you first bought the bike?
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Originally Posted by Lets_roll View Post
I'm just glad your not putting the 7yr old on a 26"

I am often misguided, but largely coachable.
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Originally Posted by lofnsjoke View Post
is this a recent problem or has it been this way since you first bought the bike?
Got the bike used. I took the shifter apart and re-lubed. I also replaced a rotting Shimano f/d. I have yet to clean and lube the guides and the BB, but it is really hard to shift. Right shifter is fine. Very frustrating.
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