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front shifter?(7 posts)

front shifter?smolenice
Jan 22, 2004 2:28 AM
OK, thinking about buying a road bike, already got a mountain bike (Kona kikapu). If i buy a bike with a double chainset then is the front derailleur shifter dedicated to 2 speed? If I then decide to switch to a triple chainset do I need to switch my front shifter (and brake lever, assuming they are integrated as well)

any help appreciated
re: front shifter?Rusty Coggs
Jan 22, 2004 6:45 AM
Shimano 9 speed with the exception of DA or Campy shifters shift a double or triple. Ya want a triple,buy it that way,converting from a double is not cheap.
I thought Campy lefts were both double / triple compatible?bimini
Jan 22, 2004 12:53 PM
I know my Chorus 9 speeds are and according to Branford all Campy lefts are double / triple. You will need a triple front deraileur on Campy and you need to make sure the total capacity of the rear deraileur can handle the triple and your rear sprocket.
thats exactly what I said.....nmRusty Coggs
Jan 22, 2004 1:36 PM
yes, but commas would have made it more clear - nmdzrider
Jan 22, 2004 2:10 PM
Or maybe someone should stay off the hooch before 10am...nmRusty Coggs
Jan 22, 2004 2:25 PM
All of us should stay off the hooch before 10am...nmdzrider
Jan 23, 2004 5:56 AM