wondering how to make 3 speed to 2 speed shifter

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crashman

by crashman

i know this sound crazy. i need to modify 3 speed XTR left shifter to the 2 speed coz im using 2 gear drive-train. Any expert modifying mechanics here? and also, i got alot of problem with xtr shifters. when going rough downhill, the shifter shift down by itself automatically and a result of chain sucks. :cry:

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polaris
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by polaris

If you're using a standard chainset and just dropping the granny ring you can just adjust the lower limit on your front mech and avoid changing into bottom on the shifter. No modifications necessary.
.....but it still has to work!

crashman

by crashman

polaris wrote:If you're using a standard chainset and just dropping the granny ring you can just adjust the lower limit on your front mech and avoid changing into bottom on the shifter. No modifications necessary.


doesnt it weight a bit heavier like 40g??? :D

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polaris
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by polaris

Doesn't what weigh more?
.....but it still has to work!

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bladteth
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by bladteth

polaris wrote:

> Doesn't what weigh more?

Probably the screwdriver you need to adjust limit stop ;-)
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by Joel

It's just adjusting the bolt

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by Frankie - B

Im riding this 2 x 9 setup for about 3 years now, and it works flawlessly!
With Shimano and with Sram.
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