Re: [CR]Mavic retrofriction shifters with modern 9/10sp systems?

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Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 12:31:11 -0700
From: "Mitch Harris" <>
To: "Cheung, Doland" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Mavic retrofriction shifters with modern 9/10sp systems?
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cc: CR <>

The Mavic shifters ought to be the best friction shifters for the use you describe since they have pull less cable for a given amount of arc.

Mitch Harris Little Rock Canyon, Utah

On 11/14/06, Cheung, Doland <> wrote:
> Anybody have success using the Mavic retrofriction shifters with the
> modern 9/10 sp systems out today? Something along the lines of using
> the Mavic shifters on current Campy 10sp rear derailleur and cassette,
> for example.
> I was wondering if at some point, the spacing between gears gets so
> narrow that it would be difficult to find a gear in friction mode and
> that the "click" in an index shifter fixes this problem. I've used 8sp
> in friction mode with an HG cassette and it worked fine, but I noticed a
> lot less shifter travel for a gear change.


> Doland Cheung

> SoCal