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Eric Lundgren
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No not that god awful “solution” that guy who hangs around Kraynicks tried by cramming old Mtn bike brifters on road bars.

Seems like something people on this board may be interested in. I would actually like to try it out so I could maybe stop hoarding Dura-Ace 7800 right shifters.


rice rocket
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http://bike-pgh.org/bbpress/topic/retroshift

Do you want to buy my 7800 levers (could use a new faceplate, it’s a bit smashed up, but the lever action is still great)? I might “downgrade” to 6700 levers. I have 6700 levers on my other bike, and going back and forth between the two hood shapes drives me nuts.


Eric Lundgren
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Yes I would definitely be interested in those 7800 shifters.


erok
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i saw those in an ad in urban velo. would love to hear a user review


KBrooks
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Poster CTC is using these and will be reviewing them for Bicycle Times in an upcoming issue. One of us will post here when it appears.


Eric Lundgren
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Two people reviewed them for cxmagazine that link I posted is a review. They seemed to like the right shifter but not the left as much.


buffalo buffalo
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sounds like the reason they didn’t like the left is because they set up some bizarre vintage front derailleur “that requires more cable pull than a modern front derailleur”….

[rant about gear reviewers using nonstandard equipment that makes their experience unlikely to be applicable for normal, everyday users elided…]


rice rocket
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It’s ironic that your rant is against non-standard equipment…when these shifters are non-standard equipment.

If you’re using these shifters, you’re most likely not running Shimano/SRAM/Campagnolo derailleurs either?


Eric Lundgren
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I think almost everyone would be using shimano or SRAM to match the bar ends.


Drewbacca
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Anyone have any experience with “Shimergos?” http://www.cxmagazine.com/shimano-campagnolo-ergopower-compatibility

I’m thinking of trying the 10spd campy with 9spd shimano thing as I’d prefer the rebuildable brifters…


Swalfoort
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You know, it is still amazing to me that after all my years on bikes, there is still this whole ‘nother language out there that I have absolutetly no comprehension of.

I know and understand the words. It’s the message that the words are telling me that evades me.

I should be so embarrassed at my non-technical understand of how my bike actually works, but somehow I am not.

I love the fact that I occasionally receive messages that are so foreign to me they could be in another language, despite the fact that I know and understand every word.

I am also very glad that I don’t get messages like that very often.

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