SIS deraileurs will work fine with friction shifters but there are a lot of older deraileurs out there. Steven Willis 1778 East Second Street Scotch Plains NJ 07076 908-322-3330 http://www.thebikestand.com
> If this is off-topic I'm sorry..I'm pressed for time
> on buying a "keeper of the flame" type bike
> with shimano SIS derailleurs. My question is
> (classic content incoming): are SIS
> derailleurs compatible with the older
> friction-type bar-end shifters, like Suntour bar-ends
> older Shimano bar-ends, or even
> Campagnolo bar-ends (classic content
> arrived), or must I use SIS shifters?
> Thanks very much for any
> clarification you can provide...please
> reply off-list as well as to the list.
> Charles "post-1984 shifting systems challenged" Andrews