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    Question Handlebar, Shifters, Stem questions

    Hello, I'm a noob.

    My old commuter got stolen, so I bought a bike that I thought would be cool. I didn't really like the handlebars and shifters. I tried to fix the shifter and broke it. I want to set it up with handlebars and shifters that I would like. I have some questions about compatibility.

    Would these parts be compatible?
    • 8 speed shimano sora rear derailleur
    • MTB trigger shifters such as:



    • 25.4 stem clamp & 22.2 brake clamp Handlebars such as:



    • 26mm stem with a shim to clamp to the 25.4 handlebars


    Thanks for any help. My deadline for leaving is April 3, so I may have to scrap this project.

    New question: Would a SRAM derailleur be compatible on the shimano cassette?
    Last edited by Diego Hemken; 03-27-2013 at 10:27 PM.

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    For sure, you won't be able to run your SRAM shifters with your Sora RD. their actuation ratios are different. You may however, find old SRAM gripshifts that are compatible with Shimano.

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    is there any way to use trigger shifters with the Sora RD? I've heard there are those little rotating circles that change the travel travel of the line by changing to a different arc radius. Would those or anything else work? I feel like trigger shifters are the best option because they're cheap, comfortable, and functional.

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    I believe sram makes shimano compatable trigger shifters. But im not at work to look it up right now. If no one answers by tommrrow ill look up and get you an actual answer.

    Bill

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    The older SRAM Attack shifters will work with Shimano. The X4 won't.

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    Thanks for the input guys. I found this with google:
    Mixing SRAM shifters and Shimano derailleur - Bicycle Repair Forums

    The SRAM website does indicate the compatibility:
    Trigger Shifters | SRAM Mountain | SRAM

    Interesting video:
    Sram Trigger Shifters mounted on a Panasonic 1987 road bike - YouTube

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