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Old 07-31-07, 09:50 PM   #1
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Help with Installing New Bar End Shifters

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?

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Old 07-31-07, 10:17 PM   #2
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get a clamp-on assy for bar end shifters
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not really sure what that is. will my LBS stock it?
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Can you remove the shifters from your old clamp on assembly and bole the cable stops where the shifters used to be.
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Nope, its one of those Suntour Symmetric jobs, and I don't think I could finagle a way to take off the shifters and put on the cablestops.
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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.
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I grabbed a Huret shifter clamp and a set of screw on stops from another project.

I think Harris stocks the shimano clamp-on double downtube cable stop for $12 if you can't find a free path that works for you.
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