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 <CheungD@bv.com> 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