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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:18 am 
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Location: Lost now on the country miles
Due to tendonitis, I usually use Gripshift shifters. I can use trigger shifters but not day in day out without discomfort. And now I'm doing a retromod job and wondering about shifters. I could get some vintage SRT600 and in most respects I'm very happy with the SRT series Gripshift. But they are noisy when shifting: it's a very loud click - loud enough for pedestrians to look round. And, of course, they're retro but not mod. So I was wondering about new 24 speed options but they're all cheap, low end stuff. On the other hand, twist shifters are such a simple, well established piece of equipment, why should they not be cheap?

Anyway, the options seem to be: Shimano Revoshift (i.e. Tourney level :shock: and ugly), SRAM MRX, or something by Sunrace, which look a little better but I've no experience of Sunrace shifters. I'm ruling out Microshift twist shifters because they're just vile.

Has anyone got any experience of any of these shifters? Or should I just put up with the loud clicks and get the vintage SRT600?

Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:23 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:51 pm
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Location: Leuchars
Still love my X-ray gripshifts and they have never missed a beat...

Means your limited to 24 gear but that’s surely enough. Only reason i’d say to look modern is if ya need 9/10 on rear cassette.


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