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    My new WW shifter !

    My new rear shifter, 39.4g !

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    Friction shifter? Last time I used one of those, it was mounted on the bike's downtube. xD

    I'll take brainless shifting for another 60-80g. Functionality over weight scale porn. Can't be arsed to listen to my drivetrain for confirmation, especially in a riding group and when fatigued to the limit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Varaxis View Post
    Friction shifter?
    Indexed (9 speed)

    I actually had this under 30g at one point (28.2g), I molded and cast the lever part and some of the internals in a two part resin, it worked just fine, but I preferred the solid feel of metal !

    Quote Originally Posted by Varaxis View Post
    I'll take brainless shifting for another 60-80g. Functionality over weight scale porn. Can't be arsed to listen to my drivetrain for confirmation, especially in a riding group and when fatigued to the limit.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ty View Post
    Indexed (9 speed)
    Ok, you've piqued my attention. Method to release cable? Cable pull rate per click? Can I see the guts?

    My new WW shifter !-mountain-thumb-shifter.jpg

    Looked for others like it. This is all I found. Honestly couldn't imagine anything fitting in there besides a bushing.

    Update: Oh derp. Discovered that some versions of these were simply friction shifters with detents. xD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Varaxis View Post
    Ok, you've piqued my attention. Method to release cable?
    Not 100% sure what you mean, it's a standard cable system where you thread the cable through the back of the lever.

    Quote Originally Posted by Varaxis View Post
    Cable pull rate per click?
    It's 9 speed, driving a Dura Ace RD7700.

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    Can I see the guts?
    Not easily, I've bonded the central core thing whatever you call it (the central column that the lever arm rotates on) to the mounting bracket, so it's not coming off anytime soon !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varaxis View Post
    Looked for others like it. This is all I found. Honestly couldn't imagine anything fitting in there besides a bushing.
    It's a thick (but hollow) steel ring (at least I think it's steel) with raised edges, with indents around the circumference.

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    My bad. I was being narrow-minded and comparing it to rapidfire or double-tap, as opposed to gripshift or bar-end shifters. Essentially adding detents to a friction shifter.

    I've found exploded diagram examples and pics of disassembled examples already:

    My new WW shifter !-syncro.jpg
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