Sram 3.0 7-speed with Shimano 8- speed?



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A friend has asked me to replace the gripshifter for his bike. It's a 7-speed, and I have a Shimano
brake/shift lever (flat bar type) which is 8-speed. Will this work, ignoring the extra click?

Thanks, Ted Bennett
 
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Ted Bennett wrote:

> A friend has asked me to replace the gripshifter for his bike. It's a =

> 7-speed, and I have a Shimano brake/shift lever (flat bar type) which i=
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> 8-speed. Will this work, ignoring the extra click?

No. SRAM makes two series of derailers and shifters, one series is=20 Shimano compatible, the
other isn't.

The ones with a decimal number (3.0, 5.0, 9.0) as a model namer are only =

usable with each other. The corresponding shifers pull much more=20 cable per click, and the
derailers expect that.

It's good stuff, works great, but only with SRAM "ESP" shifters.

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Sheldon Brown <[email protected]> wrote:

> > A friend has asked me to replace the gripshifter for his bike. It's a 7-speed, and I have a
> > Shimano brake/shift lever (flat bar type) which is 8-speed. Will this work, ignoring the extra
> > click?
>
> No. SRAM makes two series of derailers and shifters, one series is Shimano compatible, the
> other isn't.
>
> The ones with a decimal number (3.0, 5.0, 9.0) as a model namer are only usable with each other.
> The corresponding shifers pull much more cable per click, and the derailers expect that.
>
> It's good stuff, works great, but only with SRAM "ESP" shifters.
>
> Sheldon "Cyclo Benelux Also Compatible" Brown +-------------------------------------------------+
> | I¹ll be appearing with the Sudbury Savoyards | In Gilbert & Sullivan¹s Patience | February
> | 21-March 1, Sudbury, Massachusetts | http://sudburysavoyards.org |
> +-------------------------------------------------+

Rats. Thanks, Sheldon.

Enjoy your moments on stage.

Ted "**** Deadeye in the 7th grade" Bennett
 
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