This is fascinating - I have heard both that friction shifting 10 sp is
easier and that its harder than 9 sp. The main reason I've heard for the
former is that there is less space between gears so you're never "out" of
gear as you might be on a 9 speed.
On Friday, September 16, 2016 at 2:08:41 PM UTC-4, Reed Kennedy wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 9:38 AM, Clayton.sf <clayt...@gmail.com
>> I don't use friction with 10 speed. Too fiddly especially when tired.
>> That is not a function of the type of friction shifter though.
> Just a quick counterpoint: I recently bought a Velo Routier. It came stock
> with Silver shifters, a 10 speed 12-28 cassette, and a Microshift Centos
> rear derailleur like this one:
> I was originally apprehensive about this combination for exactly the
> reasons Clayton describes. But taking it for a ride, I was surprised how
> well it worked. It was very difficult to find "bad" shift lever positions.
> Nine times out of ten whatever position I'd stick the lever in would just
> find a gear and work great with no trimming. The tenth time I'd just trim a
> bit. It worked so well I came to really enjoy the downtube shifters.
> This is markedly different than my other friction bikes which require more
> active and more frequent trimming (and all have barcons because of it).
> Perhaps the derailleur is doing something special? Maybe with the floating
> top pulley? I don't know.
> I later realized that Fred over on the 650B list rode the same bike
> (literally the one I later bought) and made a similar observation:
> Last note: This bike and derailleur only have a few hundred miles on them,
> tops, so I can't speak to the longevity of this Microshift derailleur. But
> it sure is working great now!
>> On Friday, September 16, 2016 at 3:26:06 AM UTC-7, Daniel Jackson wrote:
>>> Do you use Silvers to shift your 10 speeds?
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