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Help converting 6 speed DTshifters to flat bars(4 posts)

Help converting 6 speed DTshifters to flat barsblm
Mar 5, 2002 7:31 AM

This fifth bike doesnt get much use so i figure why not build myself a flatbar commuter. It is a yard sale find so i dont want to invest much in it. I already have the 6 speed indexed thumb shifters. The problem is that once i remove the downtube shifters i'm left with 2 holes and no cable stops.

So is this easy to find and how much would it cost?

dirty hands
Should be an easy find.Spoke Wrench
Mar 5, 2002 7:43 AM
Regular retail price for the down tube cable stops is about $12.00. Shimano, however, includes a set with every pair of STI levers so most LBS should have a set or two in with the spare parts.
If nowhere else, try Rivendellcory
Mar 5, 2002 8:34 AM
Spoke's right--they used to be hard to find, but since STI came in, everybody's got them. If for some reason you can't find a pair, you can get them from Rivendell, They charge too much ($17, I think), but they always have 'em
thanks guys-(nm)blm
Mar 6, 2002 11:07 AM