I'm in the process of converting the Schmolke from Shimano M770 to Microdrive thumb shifters (keeping it 3x10).
The angle of the right-hand shifter in this photo (I have put them on the opposite extremes) bothers me. It's actually difficult to reach it without moving my hand to the very inside of the grip.
I'd rather have the levers set up so that the lever is pointing more backwards when on the small chainwheel or cog instead of pointing this far inwards.
It appears to me that you only need to rotate the assembly a bit to achieve that, but I have no idea if that's actually possible.
I know that moving them will make them point more towards the front on the other end of their throw, but I'm not really having a problem there. My index finger seems long enough to cope with another 5mm.
Despite looking rather simplistic, these are index shifters so I'm not sure what to expect if I completely undo the top screw. I don't want to see springs and steel balls flying through the room, so I thought I'd ask for advice first.
Has anyone ever taken a set of these apart? What can I expect? Would it be possible to change the angles?