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Old 05-08-06, 01:01 PM   #1
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STI Shifters on bullhorns

Can anyone think of a reason why migrating some Shimano 600(older Ultegra) shift/brake levers wouldn't work on the bottom side of bullhorn-bars?
Working on a new bike, and I don't like drops for the city
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Had that same setup with a 8 speed 105 tri bike. Worked fine.
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no 'reach' issues

So you had no problem reaching the break levers from the flatish bullhorns?
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I dont see why the sti's wouldn't work, but if you want geared bullhorns, try bar-end shifters in the ends, with interuptor (cyclocross) levers clamped around the end.

You'll rund into a problem of running the shifter housing under the clamp of the brake levers, but Pyramid (J&B house brand) makes cyclocross levers in the larger diameter, and provides a shim. I filed down the shim to allow the shifter housing to pass through.

The barcons went from side to side, instead of up and down. I used (and love) suntour bar-ends. Some on ebay now: http://cgi.ebay.com/Suntour-Barcon-S...QQcmdZViewItem

With the above setup, you have braking and ****ing all in the same place, and rapid up and downshifts involve one motion (moving the lever) instead of several (clicking the STI several times).

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With the above setup, you have braking and ****ing all in the same place
I think that I forgot an "f", but I'll just leave it as it is, because the 13 year-old in me is laughing heartily
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parts reuse

I'm trying to reuse as many of the current parts as possible, and I've got the STIs already
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Two of my fellow riders in my Tuesday club ride use bullhorns with STI. One even has secondary brake levers on the tradtional tops.
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So you had no problem reaching the break levers from the flatish bullhorns?
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Shifting and braking wasn't a problem. I ended up putting in conventional drop bars because I wasn't doing many TTs and wanted a regular road setup.
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