I recently put a friction shifter on my bike on for the rear mech - and decided I prefer it to indexed. Its a nice suntour thumbie I have used.
Unfortunately I only had the one - I would like to go to a friction shifter / simplified for the front mech - even more advantages being able to trim it. I only have two chain rings so the cable pull required is not very much. I tried using a poplock lever but the pull ratio was all wrong - required far too much force.
Anyone got any bright cheap ideas so I can get rid of the clunky indexed lever. Quite happy to bodge something up. I would only shift a couple of times a ride on the front