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28" rims and indexed shifting on a tourer?

Old 07-17-08, 02:37 PM
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28" rims and indexed shifting on a tourer?

I'm looking at a used tourer with 28" rims and have no idea of what the pros and cons would be to such and animal. The bike, also has indexed shifting- I was really looking for bar ends. So, what are some thoughts on these two issues. p.s. The bike looks to be a beauty otherwise.
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According to Sheldon Brown's site, "28 inch rims" is another name for 700c. No real drawbacks.

Otherwise, the usual drawbacks to used: if you know how to fix it up, it could work out very well. If you don't, it could turn into a money pit.

What does "indexed shifting" mean? Downtube shifters? Brifters? Bar-end shifters?
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Shifters like you see on modern racing bikes with the shifter under the break lever. Sorry for general ignorance.
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Okay, i made a call- STI shifters is what I'm talking about. Thanks
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I have 700c wheels on my tourer and no problems. I run 35mm wide tires and they work great when loaded. If you have STI's you can always put them on Ebay and make enough money to buy a set of bar ends and brake levers and cables to redo your setup.
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