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Old 11-22-11, 12:08 PM   #1
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Downtube clamp-on shifter interchangeability?

Hi.

I'm building up an old Raleigh without downtube bosses. I wonder where i can find, or which old downtube clamp/band to buy that would work together with the new Dia Compe Friction shifters i just bought.



Basically i'm looking for a band/clamp with the same bosses that are normally brazed onto the frame..

I've looked on some old Simplex and Shimano shifters but i don't know if they would work with the new shifters i've bought..

Any tips/thougts/advices?

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I had Sun Tour band-on downtube shifters on an old Bridgestone but I was told those levers mount on a different fitting than standard braze-on bosses.

Here is a complete set of the Dura Ace band-on shifters but they are VERY pricy:

http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi...d=299415328550

Here is an e-bay listing for just a Campy clamp. It's not particularly cheap either.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DOWNTUBE-SHI...-/170599854261

Scroll down on the e-bay page for more options.
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Old 11-22-11, 05:43 PM   #3
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They're on eBay all the time cheap.
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Old 11-22-11, 05:55 PM   #4
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I think this may be what you are looking for but email the poster before bidding and make sure you getting the right thing.


http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=38545121800
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Old 11-22-11, 06:02 PM   #5
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Psee, I just noticed you are in Sweeden, so you may not want to order a ten dollar partfrom California. The ebay poster mentioned that the original part came from france which is a little closer to home. You may try tracking down the manufacturer.
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steel frame down tubes are generally 9/8" just a band clamp will do.
some builders just tacked a stop on the underside to keep them from slipping..
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Thanks. But it's not really the clamp size i'm worried about, but if the levers will fit and work on the bands mount/bosses.

Anyways. I just bought an old Shimano 105 downtube shifter whos band hopefully will work.


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