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Can I modify mechanical bar end shift levers such that they don't stop in the downward pointing lever position?

I like to build bikes with bar end shifters on moustache bar, looks neat, is cheap and pretty convenient. However, with my current setup process, the left lever points straigth downwards in the small ...
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Order of setting up new shifting system

I'm getting close to being finished with my Trek 520 frame-up build (with custom drivetrain). The only thing that remains is cabling the front and rear derailleurs, setting the limit screws and ...
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Cues U6000 and Deore M5100 11 speed compatibility

So we have two basically the same looking and working derailleurs: Shimano u6000 and m5100. They have different pull ratios. The question is if friction shifter would allow me to mix "old" ...
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Compatibility of Microshift BS-M10 10 speed friction shifter with 11 speed derailleur?

As you know it’s very hard to get any modern bar end shifters right now. Unfortunately I love them. I have an opportunity to buy Microshift BS-M10 shifters which are meant for 10 speed shimano ...
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Mounting friction shifters below the handlebar

I have a bicycle with stem mounted friction shifters, and I really like the way they work. I would like to use a similar friction shifter on another bike, but that bike has a threadless headset and ...
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