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    moving GX shifter over towards stem?

    I have a GX shifter attached directly to my brake lever. It's attached with a torx bolt and right next to the bolt is another small recessed bolt. Can I remove that small recessed bolt and swap them to move the shifter over to the left? I keep hitting my thumb on the shifter and it would free up a lot of space if i can move it over while keeping the brake lever in its current position.

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    Yes. That's the purpose of the second hole, to move the shifter relative to the brake. Personally, I use separate mounts for the shifter and brake. It's simpler to deal with and more adjustable.
    What, me worry?

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    I agree with Lone Rager. I have never found a good combo of feel on the bars with the shifter mounted to the brake hardware. Buy the mounting ring for the shifter, put everything exactly where you want it and be done with it. The rings are a little pricey, but worth it.

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    Likely your LBS has the mounting rings lying around as they come with the shifter and get tossed in the junk drawer when installing a shifter on the brake mount. Depends on the LBS and your relationship as to whether or how much they'd charge for it or not.
    What, me worry?

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