Sora shifters query

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andydr2wheels
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Sora shifters query

Postby andydr2wheels » Wed Nov 16, 2016 19:45 pm

I'm getting frustrated now I'm downgrading to my winter bike which has old-style Sora hood shifters. I'm looking to replace with the 3500 STI shiters but I'm wondering about 1 thing: the current shifters are set for a triple even tho I've got a compact chainring. This has always been a pain but is there any problem swapping these out for a double? Seems like logically there shouldn't be, but just wanted to check with more experienced heads.

faster97
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Re: Sora shifters query

Postby faster97 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 19:57 pm

if you mean the older 3400 Sora shifters with the thumb shifters, they all have the ability to work with a triple. All you need to do is use the high limit screw on the derailliur so that the shifter can only go into 2 of the three positions.

andydr2wheels
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Re: Sora shifters query

Postby andydr2wheels » Wed Nov 16, 2016 20:08 pm

The thumb shifters are what I have now, but the 3500s are intergrated into the brake levers like my other bike. I've seen them advertised as both double, and triple shifters - eg
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-sora-35 ... lever-set/
Just wanting to check I can install these ok for my compact - it's what they're intended for, just cheking that replacing won't affect anything else. Sounds dumb, but don't want to get it wrong.

Svetty
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Re: Sora shifters query

Postby Svetty » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:33 pm

So you have a 2 chainring set-up and want to know if it's OK to fit a shifter designed for...................... a 2 chainring set-up. ;)
FFS! Harden up and grow a pair :D

andydr2wheels
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Re: Sora shifters query

Postby andydr2wheels » Fri Nov 18, 2016 15:41 pm

I know. It's possible I could be overthinking this! :shock:
Just wanted to check it wouldn't affect anything else but I guess the answer is no. doh!

perfectmark
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Re: Sora shifters query

Postby perfectmark » Fri Nov 18, 2016 19:33 pm

I did something similar recently, although I went for the 2016 Sora (R3000 Shifters).


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