Forums Confused about buying a cycle? Buying Btwin Triban RC 100 – Dislikes the gear shifter-Alternatives ?

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    I have zeroed on buying Btwin RC 100

    But hate the index shifters for drop handles.

    Saw a video on youtube where the person has changed to Shimano claris levers. But has also changed the entire gear set to shimano claris.

    Question:

    Can I just replace the 7 gear index shifters to shimano Claris (which I think is 8 gear shifter) on the Btwin without changing the stock derailer or casette ?

     

     

     

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    Hey it won’t be worth the hassle.

    Yes, it will work. But not smoothly. The indexing of the 8 speed Claris will not match exactly with the Tourney groupset on the RC 100.

    Either ride the bike as is or buy a bike with better components. Wouldn’t even recommend upgrading to Claris. Again not worth the hassle/ money!

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Forums Confused about buying a cycle? Buying Btwin Triban RC 100 – Dislikes the gear shifter-Alternatives ?