No they wont work.Jezston said:
Cheers for the info - how about this as a possible solution:RedBike said:You can get road sti shifter to work with disc brakes; but not on the cheap.
For example the Marin Toscana.
Drop bar brake levers only pull about 2/3's of the cable that V brake levers do. So you either need some sort of adapter
or brakes designed to work with drop bar brakes.
Your second problem is the front mech.
MTB and road left hand shifters don't pull the same amount of cable per click, so you can't use a MTB front mech with road shifters. A road bike front mech might struggle with a 22t sprocket.
Most touring bikes get around this problem by fitting bar end shifters or using a road triple and STI levers.
Yes, that should work.Jezston said:Cheers for the info - how about this as a possible solution:
Travel agents for the brakes
STI shifters controlling the rear mech (as I'll be changing this often)
Bar end (or even down tube) shifter controlling the front mech (as I hardly ever change this)
Drop bar brake levers will almost work with cable discs. If everything is adjusted spot on then they will appear to work. However, the levers don't really pull enough cable. So you'll often find the levers are all the way back to the bars yet the brakes aren't fully on.There is no reason you can't use standard road leavers with v's & cable discs. I ran CaneCreak 200TT brake leavers with discs on the MTB for a while & it worked just fine. The only thing is the cable adjustment is far less forgiving.
Excellent. I never use the granny ring anyway so this might be just the ticket!RedBike said:Yes, that should work.
Another solution is to look at not using the granny ring. You might be able to get the STI shifter to work with just a double even if the cable pull isn't exactly right.
It does work & what is '"fully on". I've not had problems getting the brakes setup so I can lock the rear wheel or throw my self over the handle bars despite best efforts to keep the rear of the bike on the ground with both TT 200 & SRAM Red leavers. At the end of the day that's what defines the limit of braking.RedBike said:Drop bar brake levers will almost work with cable discs. If everything is adjusted spot on then they will appear to work. However, the levers don't really pull enough cable. So you'll often find the levers are all the way back to the bars yet the brakes aren't fully on.
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