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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:59 am 
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Ola friendly retrobikers
Would appreciate some advice from the collective consciousness, please I purchased these off another member here but am slightly perplexed, it would seem the left hand shifter doesn't have a top tightening widget, is that right??
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:04 am 
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Is that widget not just to swap between 7/8, 8/9, speed indexing so not required on the left shifter :?:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:10 am 
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Kermit is right, no need on the front and hence not part of the assembly. I have the same setup like you, with Paul Thumbies. Works very well.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:29 am 
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The collective knowledge here is awesome, already I know it's not necessary.... The left is friction thus doesn't have/need a widget. The right is for shifting from index to friction? 7/8 8/9 speed?... I'm so happy with these now.....


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:01 pm 
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Correct, the right switches in and out of friction. Count the clicks - it's the number of gears -1. So six clicks is 7 speed. There is an extra bit past the last click, which some people use to run 8 with 7 speed shifters, it's approximately right. For more speeds it all gets too tetchy to get away with though.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:35 pm 
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It did have one for symmetry at some point.


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