Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Senior Member badger_biker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Rural Western Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    2004 Specialized Sequoia Elite, 1990 and 1986 Cannondale ST400, 1987 Trek 400 Elance, 1987 Schwinn Voyageur, 1986 Nishiki Cascade, 1985 Specialized Expedition, 1984 Bridgestone 400, 1975 Motobecane Le Champion
    Posts
    859
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Converting stem shifters to index questions

    I have a mid 80's Schwinn World mixte I'd like to fix up and give to my daughter-in-law who is relatively new to cycling. It has Suntour friction stem shifters and I would like to set her up with some type of indexed shifting if possible.

    I seem to be able to find downtube index lever sets on ebay but not stem. Can index downtube levers be moved to the bosses on the stem shifter clamp and work correctly?

    I have older Suntour XCM accushift or Shimano Deore index read derailleurs I can put on the bike to work with the index shifters.

    Any other options for drop bars?? I prefer bar ends myself but they are pretty hard to find and pricey today. Has anyone tried mtn bike shift levers on road bars?
    Thanks for any help or suggestions.
    1975 Motobecane Le Champion
    1984 Bridgestone 400 -- 1985 Specialized Expedition 1986 Cannondale ST400 and Nishiki Cascade -- 1987 Trek Elance 400T and Schwinn Voyageur
    1990 Cannondale ST400 -- 1994 Univega Via Carisma

  2. #2
    Elitist Troglodyte DMF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Dallas
    My Bikes
    03 Raleigh Professional (steel)
    Posts
    6,896
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This is a job for ... Classic and Vintage forum !!

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,151
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If the shifter fits, it should work. And u need the paired index shifter and the paired cluster to the RD. If u just use the old cluster, all bets are off.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •