Death fork? Naaaah!!
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: The other Maine, north of RT 2
Bikes: '71 Gitane Super Corsa, '73 Atala Giro d'Italia, '73 Schwinn Super Sport, '76 Viscount Aerospace Pro, '81 Miyata 710, '81 Lotus Classique, '84 Ross Signature 290s, '85 Miele Gara, '87 Miyata 512, '89 Centurion Ironman, many more
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I have re-threaded Simplex bands to acecpt Shimano indexed downtube shifters. The bands lack the square boss, but the curved base against the downtube holds the shifters in place well enough with a little very careful tightening of the mounting screws.
I don't know if this will work with the Sun Tour gear, though.
You know it's going to be a good day when the stem and seatpost come right out.