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Old 05-13-06, 03:09 AM   #1
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Barcon friction shifter availability?

Does anyone still make friction barcons? I know Shimano can be run in friction but I am looking for something other than Shimano. The bike is an all Campy 9 speed so it has to be able to pull enough cable to shift 8-10 speeds.

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In friction, they all pull enough cable so that isn't a problem. Rivendell Bicycle Works sells barcon adapters that allow any downtube shifter to be fitted as a barcon. These should work.
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Buy some old SunTours on e-Bay. New sets are still available sometimes.
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Does anyone still make friction barcons? I know Shimano can be run in friction but I am looking for something other than Shimano. The bike is an all Campy 9 speed so it has to be able to pull enough cable to shift 8-10 speeds.
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Buy a left hand (FD) shifter for both sides. I have a 10 spd campy with campy barend shifters. I purchased the ratchets for 8, 9, and 10spd indexing. I also swapped out the left and right to try shifting the RD with the friction shifter. Got it to work after fooling around with the setup for a while and was able to shift as soon as I got the hang of it. Went back to the indexing because it worked so well. If you get the campy one you can change out the indexing ring in just a few minutes to run it on 8, 9, or 10spd.
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Buy a left hand (FD) shifter for both sides. I have a 10 spd campy with campy barend shifters. I purchased the ratchets for 8, 9, and 10spd indexing. I also swapped out the left and right to try shifting the RD with the friction shifter. Got it to work after fooling around with the setup for a while and was able to shift as soon as I got the hang of it. Went back to the indexing because it worked so well. If you get the campy one you can change out the indexing ring in just a few minutes to run it on 8, 9, or 10spd.
I never thought about that. I also have all 3 gears for my 2 shifters. I will have to give it a try.

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Rivendell actually sells a re-made version of the Suntour power ratchet shifter, in bar-end and down-tube versions. The lever is the same in both cases - a down-tube-ish lever, not the stubby Suntour ones. Slightly different feel, overall not better or worse. It ain't cheap, but looks nice and works well.
http://www.rivbike.com/webalog/shift...urs/17089.html
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Rivendell actually sells a re-made version of the Suntour power ratchet shifter, in bar-end and down-tube versions. The lever is the same in both cases - a down-tube-ish lever, not the stubby Suntour ones. Slightly different feel, overall not better or worse. It ain't cheap, but looks nice and works well.
http://www.rivbike.com/webalog/shift...urs/17089.html
I did see a lever like it on a bike about a year ago. It was in a shop getting worked on. I didn't have a chance to ask the owner how he liked them.

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Ditto on FarHorizon's post. NOS Suntour barcons show up periodically on ebay. NOS Campagnolo friction barends pop up once in a while too.
Either should serve your purpose well.

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Rivendell actually sells a re-made version of the Suntour power ratchet shifter, in bar-end and down-tube versions. The lever is the same in both cases - a down-tube-ish lever, not the stubby Suntour ones. Slightly different feel, overall not better or worse. It ain't cheap, but looks nice and works well.
http://www.rivbike.com/webalog/shift...urs/17089.html
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I have the Rivendell shifters and barcon adapters. Very nice stuff.
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Does anyone still make friction barcons? I know Shimano can be run in friction but I am looking for something other than Shimano. The bike is an all Campy 9 speed so it has to be able to pull enough cable to shift 8-10 speeds.

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Campy here. http://www.probikekit.com/display.ph...09d78a57dc258c

Lots of places still sell barcons. You might not like the campy choice from above ^.

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I have the Rivendell shifters and barcon adapters. Very nice stuff.
I've been checking and they've been out of stock for those adapster for a while. Do you know of a different source?
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You should be able to get new Suntours on Ebay for less than $50 including the stainless housings and cable stop. There seems to be an endless supply of them. That's where I got mine. Why are they so short and stubby? I'd rather have the Rivendell pods with Simplex retrofriction shifters.
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