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Old 05-21-14, 11:13 AM
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Will these shifters work on my bike?

I found a set of FSA Metron bar-end shifters for a really great price. It says they're "for 19.4 round extension bars." Does that refer to 19.4mm inner diameter bars? My drop bars have an inner diameter of 21.4mm according to my digital caliper. I'd think the Metron shifters would expand to that just fine and work. Can anyone confirm one way or the other if these will work for my drop bars?
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Old 05-21-14, 12:33 PM
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I can't say for absolute certain, but they're made for aero bars, and as such will fit your road bars just fine.
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Another Microshift made lever is my guess ..

Can anyone confirm one way or the other if these will work for my drop bars?
the company website has a contact address .. ask them ..
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Another Microshift made lever is my guess ..



the company website has a contact address .. ask them ..
Bob your an awful man
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Old 05-22-14, 07:58 PM
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Unfortunately with hot deals, there often isn't time to wait on a reply from a company. And unfortunately after I ordered the shifters, the site selling them emailed me saying that it was a printing error and they weren't a deal after all. No shifters for me. It would have been nice. I'm not digging this 8sp set-up with my touring partner riding 9/10sp. Less gears is fine when you're riding by yourself with no time restrictions on you destination, but when you're with someone on a faster set-up, it can be a bit of a downfall. I often find myself wanting a gear right between what I have in the middle of my cassette, which is exactly what I'd have if you look at most 9/10sp cassettes.

Anyone know of any sites with deals on 9sp Shimano bar-ends? 10sp would be fine too.
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Just sold my still in a box set. $30 off SRP..

I am using my Rohloff Trekking Koga WTR.. more ..

Had so many trouble free tour miles with my old sun tour friction/ratchet bar end 7 by 3 bike , 13-34t , 50-40-24

Saw no reason for adding 2 more cogs to the rear cluster at all..
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3speed, Use a gear inch calculator and plug in both your combination and your riding partner's combination. It's possible that similar ratios can be found using a shifting scheme employing both derailleurs.

Perhaps another cassette will help. I swapped my mountain bike's 8S 11-30 to an 11-28 to enable a single shift to a middle ratio I liked. I'm using that 11-30 cassette on my primary touring bike and due to tire circumference and outer chain ring size differences, it works quite well. I can also cannibalize the 11-28 if I wish to.

I must admit that I'm willing to walk up a climb, or coast down a descent to fill in my more often used GIs. My touring bike's GI range is 19.8" to 108.0", FWIW.

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Originally Posted by 3speed View Post
I found a set of FSA Metron bar-end shifters for a really great price. It says they're "for 19.4 round extension bars." Does that refer to 19.4mm inner diameter bars? My drop bars have an inner diameter of 21.4mm according to my digital caliper. I'd think the Metron shifters would expand to that just fine and work. Can anyone confirm one way or the other if these will work for my drop bars?
I've used soda-can shims to keep bar-end shifters in place. Works like a charm.
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Anyone know of any sites with deals on 9sp Shimano bar-ends?
Microshift bar ends (like currently spec'ed on LHT) apparently work great and can be had for less than 70 bux from ebikestop.com. They are in stock only 2-3 times per year from QBP dealers and each time sell out in under a week. Try to get the newer version 9spd that has both indexed and friction operation for the RD (BS-T09):

MicroShift Bar End Double/Triple 9 speed Shift Levers - AEBike.com

Microshift also makes an inexpensive 9spd brifter (functions on both 9x2 and 9x3 Shimano drivetrains), sold for years on Nashbar and Performance rebadged as the respective brand. I bought a set of these for $106, but I have not installed them yet. The only negative I see to them is you can change gears up or down only one gear at a time (at least it seems that way on the work bench). My Campy Ultrashifters will upshift 3 gears per pull and downshift 5, as well as 1 at a time. I figure for a little over a hundred bucks this is probably a good value - basically the same or lower cost than Microshift bar end shifters plus Tektro brake levers. They are sold as long or short reach version.

http://www.aebike.com/MicroShift-R9-...h_p_64459.html

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