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Cheap source for 7 or 8sp barcons(7 posts)

Cheap source for 7 or 8sp barconsAsh
Apr 22, 2003 5:45 PM
any good sources for barcons?
Nashbar has some. Having hard time finding any 7sp

re: Cheap source for 7 or 8sp barconsSenorPedro
Apr 22, 2003 6:58 PM
I have found that eBay is the best place to get a lot of stuff. If you have a 7 speed system you can just switch to friction and run it that way. I recently bought a set of Ultegra barcons for 35 bucks, brand new with cables, braze-on thingies, etc. I think that seller name is rvampi if you want to do a seller search on eBay.

re: Cheap source for 7 or 8sp barconsatpjunkie
Apr 22, 2003 7:05 PM
look for 7 sp on ebay as he said. otherwise use 8sp in friction mode, or upgrade to 8, can usually get good 8 sp stuff cheap on ebay as well.
I have like two pairs of Suntours.....Trevo
Apr 22, 2003 8:12 PM
Pretty sure you can run seven speed with um.

Trevo nmhaimish
Apr 23, 2003 12:25 PM
re: Cheap source for 7 or 8sp barconsThe Walrus
Apr 23, 2003 5:42 PM
Keep an eye on Loose Screws (; they manage to come up with all sorts of obscure/"obsolete"/outlandish stuff.

I never had a problem using 8sp barcons with a 7sp cassette in index mode. My touring bike came with that very setup, and it was always crisp, accurate and reliable.
funky barcons, but they workfilipo23
Apr 24, 2003 12:10 PM
I have a pair I can sell you cheap. They're 7-speed, but the right/rear is a little funky -- it's a down-tube lever ganked onto a bar-end body that a Japanese-genius friend of mine made for me (thank Hiroki!). I personally think it looks cool. The left is normal and in pretty new condition, since I've never actually used it. I raced on this setup and did just fine. (Well, just fine for me -- which means not last place.) Let me know if you're interested -- filipo23r AT