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    Thumb shifters

    Hello

    Does anyone know whether there is a 7 gear version of the shimano sis thumb shifter?
    I attach I photo of the 6 gear one I have now used on two bikes and prevents me from upgrading. I am so used to riding with my palms resting on the shifters and like the ease of changing gears while wearing thick gloves I am reluctant to use any other type of shifters.
    Also please note that I want the lever to be flat so that I can continue resting my palm on it. I am really looking for the exact same shifter but with 7 gears.

    Thanks a lot
    Tom
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    Don't know if shimano make/made one, but I found this one by sunrace on ebay, so they are out there: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Sunrace-7-spee...item588a24d0a0

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    Shimano makes a 7 speed thumb shifter but the shifter is located below the bars - not above lile you have now. There may be some old style 7 speed above the bar thumb shifters out there but nothing currently being made from Shimano.

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    Agreed, look out on eBay for used stuff or NOS. They definitely used to make some but I don't believe they currently make any.

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    Going with bar end shifters mounted on Paul Thumbies would be a good upgrade alternative.
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    I always see 7 speed DX and XT thumbshifters for sale on EPay.

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    I have a set of 7 speed LX thumb shifters and I use them with an 8 speed cassette. You can push the shifter past the 7 index and use the RD limit for the 8th gear. This has worked really well for a while now and I bet you could do the same with a 6 speed set up. The indexing is very similar between 6,7 and8.
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    Tom: I Googled "shimano thumb shifter 7 speed" and came up with these among others: http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CDsQ8wIwAw# $17 for the pair.

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    Shimano was into 7 speed in the late 80's, XT and so forth , good luck on those auctions..

    the stuff does turn over, there.

    I'm using friction shifters on my 6 and 7 speed stuff ..

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    dingdingding! We have a winner!

    But, for real, i'd spend $9 on the sunrace thumbshifters, which'll be right there for you, ready, when/if you upgrade to 8, 9, or 10 speeds...

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    Found it, if only for sale though
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/angelfishsolo/3194539972/
    well now we know it exists!

    Well, well look at this
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Shimano-SL-TY22-...item53e3ecd64c

    Shame I'm in the UK and won't be bidding on them!

    and more
    http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-SL-TY2.../dp/B000A6B634

    their called
    Shimano SL-TY22 Tourney SIS Shift Lever

    only cheap stuff I know but I am so used to them - shame they don't do a higher end version with flat levers. I might even risk it and go for the deore xt with look really well made though they can be quite expensive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    Shimano was into 7 speed in the late 80's, XT and so forth , good luck on those auctions..
    +1. Shimano made 7-speed thumbshifters in Deore and Deore XT grade in the late '80's to early '90's. I have a set, but I'm not selling.

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    Problem solved!

    http://www.amazon.com/SHIMANO-TY-22-...1842003&sr=8-1

    I have asked a friend in the States to get them for me and bring them over next time he's on this side of the pond sometimes in the new year.

    I will then be able to upgrade from 18 to 21 gears - I am finally propelled into the 21st century, not.

    However, this now creates another problem: sorting out the best gearing ratio for a commuter, everyday bike, also used for touring/camping trips!

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    I don't consider 8>9>10 an upgrade, it is just adding complexity..
    keeping up with the Marketing driven consumption.

    Now a Rohloff German IG Hub, rolling on needle and ball bearings,
    That is an Upgrade .

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    +1. Racers sometimes disagree, but >90% cyclists don't race.
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    http://cgi.ebay.ca/Shimano-Deore-6-S...item3a612820f8

    It is hard to quantify, but these are precisely 27,000,000 times better than the plastic ones and work with both 6 and 7 speed. If you find some 7 speed ones they work with 6, 7, 8 speed. I think Shimano stopped making them because not enough people were buying replacements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarDasse74 View Post
    http://cgi.ebay.ca/Shimano-Deore-6-S...item3a612820f8

    It is hard to quantify, but these are precisely 27,000,000 times better than the plastic ones and work with both 6 and 7 speed. If you find some 7 speed ones they work with 6, 7, 8 speed. I think Shimano stopped making them because not enough people were buying replacements.
    i have those shifters. i have 2 sets, now, actually. Very nice. I've found that the indexing in 7speed mode is kinda finicky, so i've been running friction. i might have another go at it someday soon.

    these are much nicer than the tourney stuff out there now, although the tourneys are very nice for the price.

    -rob

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