Hey all! So, I'm converting an older down-tube shifter style bike to bar end shifters. I've gotten my bar ends (dura ace) which I will be using friction only mode on. My problem is that the cable stops (with the handy barrel adjusters) are designed to attach to braze-ons near the top of the downtube about where the old downtube shifters were. Unfortunatly, this particular bike has a clamp on shifter assembly and no braze-ons anywhere near the top of the down tube. How can I solve this problem?
Get any old set of Shimano downtube clamp-on shifters, and ditch the shift levers. Available in a garbage can near you, in your lbs's dark corner where useless parts are kept, or on a trash bike staring at you in your garage.