|anyone know a gizmo to allow double shifter be a triple||cowsinus|
Nov 5, 2002 1:16 PM
|does anyone know the name of that gizmo that goes between your derailer housing and sti shifter? it has a little lever that efectively lengthens the housing on the left shifter to allow a triple chainring to be used with a double shifter.|
|I believe it's called a "New Shifter" (nm)||Alexx|
Nov 5, 2002 1:52 PM
Nov 5, 2002 2:30 PM
|There used to be a gizmo like that that came on some Santana tandems. It's use, however, was to allow an 8 speed STI to operate as a 9 speed with 8 speed cassette spacing. I think maybe it was a Ritchie product, but I don't remember for sure.|
|Gizmo? I thought it was a doo-dad||Allez Rouge|
Nov 5, 2002 2:42 PM
|But seriously folks ...
I'm not going to be much help, either. I know about the device you are talking about; some third-party manufacturer came up with it back in the early or mid-1990s. Only cost about ten bucks, if memory serves. I want to say that I read somewhere, and not too long ago, that the device was only sold for a short while (a couple years?) and then disappeared, possibly because of lack of demand. You might call either Branford or Harris; if anyone knows where to find the gadget, one or both of them will. Sorry I can't offer more.
|re: anyone know a gizmo to allow double shifter be a triple||Pjkad|
Nov 5, 2002 3:33 PM
|I had one put on my Cannondale (don't have anymore) years ago, and it worked fine. My LBS put it on and I don't know brand or manufacturer. Check a few LBS's.|
|re: anyone know a gizmo to allow double shifter be a triple||kestrel guy|
Nov 6, 2002 4:50 AM
|Yes, I am familiar with what you are talking about.
I have one in a parts drawer. It was made by Erickson Bicycle Company.
It fits into your STI mount and in between your cable and cable stop. It is silver and has a little lever sticking out of it. It moves your triple front derailleur over to the third chainring.
If you are interested in it, reply back and we can talk further.
I know for a fact these aren't made anymore, and haven't been for almost 7 yrs.
I hope that helps.
|Are you running newer Shimano STI's?||timfire|
Nov 8, 2002 2:06 PM
|As noone else has said this, I will.
Are you running newer Shimano STI's? If so then you don't need an adaptor. With the exception of Dura-Ace, all Shimano shifters are technically triples. Doubles are simply adjusted so that the middle position is un-used. But if you use Campy, older Shiamno, or something else... then I don't know.