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Can I...(2 posts)

Can I...dude
Jul 28, 2001 7:44 PM
install something so I can run both my STI shifters as well as aero bar bar end shifters?
I don't see how.Spoke Wrench
Jul 29, 2001 12:56 PM
I've seen a gizmo that allows two separate brake levers to operate one brake, but I don't see how a similar mechanism would work for a derailleur. It looks to me like whichever shifter had the higher cable tension would just hold the derailleur in that gear.

A few years ago, Shimano made a remote shifter for mountain bikes that mounted to a bar end and mechanically operated an XTR Rapid Fire shifter. You could probably pick up just the remote real cheap today. Nobody liked them because they stuck out where they would get broken the first time you wiped out.

It looks to me like the "A" solution would be something like the "Zap" electronic shifter or whatever Shimano is calling their experimental air operated shifter system.

Good luck.