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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:21 pm 
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Hi
I have picked up a set of deore thumbshifters but not used them in god knows how many years and i cant remember if there is any indexing on the front shifter ? :oops:

I am ready for the :roll: :facepalm: etc etc !

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:37 pm 
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It should have the black toggle on the shifter body pull it towards you makes it index push away makes it friction.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:55 pm 
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I had Deore thumbies back in the early 90's and the front was friction-only.

Rear had the indexing/friction switch.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:57 pm 
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Front has friction only, unless they changed it later on, I have several sets on several bikes including my touring Rockhopper.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:53 pm 
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Thats good , im looking for something thats not there :oops:

Cheers Paul.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:12 pm 
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No there was never any indexing on any of Shimano's front thumbshifters. Friction only.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:38 pm 
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The 'friction only' on the front means you get plenty of 'throw' to change rings but then you can back it off a little to prevent the chain rubbing on the mech.

The DuraAce front 'thumbies' are indexed but you can also back them off for the same reason 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:57 pm 
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Spanky22b wrote:
It should have the black toggle on the shifter body pull it towards you makes it index push away makes it friction.




Aye it's friction,not sure why i wrote the above i was actually working on my bike at the time aswell and it has those shifters :facepalm: heatstroke I think :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:44 am 
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Thanks for the replies everbody :D
cheers Paul.


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