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Join Date: Aug 2004
Bikes: Thorn Nomad 2, LHT, Jamis Quest, ....
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Shift levers on top of handlebars?
I have an LHT complete, bar-end shifters, and I'm really tired of them. I like the simple friction shifters, but I'd rather have them mounted on top of the handlebar, or maybe on the stem.
The reason is that I spend most of my time with hands on top of the bars, and it destroys my rhythm to have to reach all the way down for them. Somemtimes, both are needed. I'm also tired of the shifters hitting walls when I lean the bike, hitting my knees when I'm out of the saddle, etc.
Though I don't think it matters, I'm using a mountain triple.
How do I do this? I have an old 'dale r400 I could take down-tube shifters from, but not sure how to mount them. Any other options?