Old 06-24-22, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO View Post
If you are using a road FD, youíll need a road compatible shifter. I think you can fudge with a mtb shifter because I think it pulls more cable. The cable will have to have some slack.

The easier approach is to use a thumb shifter. This is what Iím using on a flat bar 2x7. With a 2x, there really isnít any advantage indexing as the lever moves one way to shift up and the other to shift down.

John
In all fairness, I almost never use FD on my other bicycles. Too flat around. It is set up and I make sure it works properly, but during adjustments is the only time when smaller chain ring gets any use
Still, I'm not the one who'll be using that bicycle and anyway I like when everything works as it should. Thumb shifter would totally be a viable option.
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