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I searched but I couldn't find this info here.
Can I use bar-end shifters with MTB derailleurs as long as the they're both 7x3?
I've finally set a new tour date so I have impetus to finish my MTB to tourer conversion.:idea:
 

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Shimano yes, as long as you match the number of speeds in the back (9sp shifters w/9sp cassette/der.). I'm not sure about using the SRAM TT shifters as bar-end shifters. SRAM Double-tap road shifters aren't compatible with SRAM (or Shimano) MTB RD's. At least that's what their literature and rep says.

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Indyfan said:
Shimano yes, as long as you match the number of speeds in the back (9sp shifters w/9sp cassette/der.). I'm not sure about using the SRAM TT shifters as bar-end shifters. SRAM Double-tap road shifters aren't compatible with SRAM (or Shimano) MTB RD's. At least that's what their literature and rep says.

Bob
Both the shifters and the gears are (I said 7 but meant) 8x3, it's an older MTB. They are shimano gears and I picked up shimano bar-ends. I am putting drop bars on the bike; I already have the brake levers.
 

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One thing you can do no matter what components, no. of gears etc, is run the bar-ends on friction mode. Most people around these days think that's just completely inconceivable, but you'd get proficient at it fairly quickly. And you'd eliminate 90% of the shifting problems that plague people these days.

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7spd spacing was the same as 8, IIRC, so no problems on indexing. for friction (the front) anything goes
 
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