Bicycle Mechanics - Bar end shifters and Aerobars
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12-02-05, 02:35 PM
How does one attach these to the ends of aerobars? Are these the right ones? I'm assuming the DA-9 shifters is compatible with 105-9.
There are "pods" that fit in the end of the bars that these shifters bolt onto. If you buy a 9 sp bar-end shifter kit ($60 - $70, try Harris Cyclery), it will include the pods.
12-02-05, 03:23 PM
You mean this will include the pods?
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12-02-05, 03:25 PM
It's just expensive to buy from the US. Buying locally or from the UK is usually the cheapest options.
THanks, I now know I need these extra little parts!
12-02-05, 03:28 PM
this picture is a perfect example
12-02-05, 07:30 PM
You can buy adapters to allow downtube shifters (which is what your photo showed) to be used as bar-end shifters or as aerobar shifters. Rivendell (www.rivendellbicycle.com) sell these adapters for about $30 /pair.
Usually the factory barcon kits come with the shifters, pods, cable stops, cable housing, and cables.
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