Re: [CR]barend shifter questions

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In-Reply-To: <l03130300b80102b701bf@[]>
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2001 22:14:18 -0500
To: Tom Hayes <>,
From: "Sheldon Brown" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]barend shifter questions

Tom Hayes wrote:
>How do you know which shifter, whether using Suntour or Campagnolo, is for
>the front or the rear derailleur? Does it make any difference? Each
>seems to have the same amount of movement? Which leads me to another
>question: if it doesn't make any difference which one goes to the front or
>the rear, does that mean you could have two "rear" shifters?
>They sure look the same, whichever way you hold them, to me.

In the case of non-indexed bar-end shifters, there's no such thing as a "front" or "rear" they're just shifters.

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