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Shimano Barend shifters(4 posts)

Shimano Barend shiftersBAM
Apr 27, 2002 4:35 PM
Just blowing off steam, but does anyone have or had problems with Shimano`s 8spd barend shifters?? My last RH shifter lasted several months and the latest one lasted less than a mile. From an 8spd to a 4spd. I still haven`t gotten the first one back from shimano( no supply in the US warehouse). Come monday morning they are not going to like me very much!
re: Shimano Barend shiftersThe Walrus
Apr 28, 2002 4:29 PM
Only problem I ever had with 'em was that I got kneecapped pretty regularly...mechanically they've been bomb-proof, going on five years now.
re: Shimano Barend shiftersRay Sachs
Apr 30, 2002 9:50 AM
I had one set of 8-speed barcons give up the indexing ghost, but after several years and a fair amount of switching back and forth between index and friction modes. I have others (8 and 9 speed) still going strong.

re: Shimano Barend shiftersThePosman
May 8, 2002 1:23 PM
Don't lose the rubber covers on the levers - these are not available for purchase from Shimano - apparently they do not make enough of these to support a supply of spare parts and pieces.