Shimano front shifter for a dropper lever
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    Shimano front shifter for a dropper lever

    All. I have seen plenty of videos of folks using a sram shifter as a dropper lever. I tried to convert my son's tiara lever this weekend and darn if that did not go super well.

    Anyway have any specifics on how to setup a shimano shifter to be a dropper lever?

    I removed the little tab that drops into the rings and by doing so I actually removed the ability to actuate the cable. Ooops.

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    Well, I did not find any videos or posts about how to modify a shimano lever. I wound up with a 105 lever and went after it. What I found was there is and obvious ratchet lever and a not so obvious one on the side. I had to trim the lever some and drill one hole in it to get rid of the not so visible ratchet lever. Now I have a shimano dropper shifter. Iím pumped.

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    Iím not quite sure Iím following you. Is it a 1x setup with the new 105 lever operating the dropper?

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    Yes. I am going to post a primitive video on tube about this. See if this helps.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bnu...ature=youtu.be
    Last edited by Rmabus; 6 Days Ago at 12:09 PM.

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