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downtube shifters without shift lever bosses ?(3 posts)

downtube shifters without shift lever bosses ?dotkaye
Jun 12, 2001 3:01 PM
just got a "new" frame secondhand, was planning to put downtube shifters on it, but find that it does not have downtube shifter bosses, instead just has cable bosses. The tubing is ovalized so it won't be easy to use clamp-ons either..
Is there an adapter available for the cable bosses to allow using downtube shifters ? Couldn't find one with a web search, just lots of adapters to go the other way, from shifter to cable bosses.
Or do I have to suck it up and put on barends or sti ? It'll ruin my retrogrouch image..
re: downtube shifters without shift lever bosses ?Hank
Jun 12, 2001 4:06 PM
you won't loose your retrogrouch image with a nice set of Suntour barcons. I've been using the same set for 15 years and they're fantastic.

Just checked eBay - here ya go:

http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1153819953
ha! the very thing! thanks.. (nm)dotkaye
Jun 12, 2001 5:03 PM
nm