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Old 08-06-22, 05:55 AM
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Going from the sublime (Andy's work) to the ridiculous, here's my set-up for measuring the cable travel on my Ultegra front triple shifter to see if I could substitute an XTR shifter.
Answer: No.

Paint stir stick, ruler and tape. First prize for "Most Primitive" measuring set-up.

As it turned out, I went to a thumb shifter for the front derailer, and it works well. The XTR shifter, thankfully, was a drop-in replacement for the 9-speed STI.

Cheap but functional thumb shifter on the left, XTR trigger shifter on the right.
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