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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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    They're on eBay all the time cheap.

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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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    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.

    Last edited by psee; 11-22-11 at 06:19 PM.

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