Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-08-14, 09:22 PM   #1
mc1266
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Bikes:
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Down Bar Shifters

So recently my downbar shifters on my Trek 1400 broke off (the shifters were originally attached by a metal rod that went through the frame) and they are un-repairable. I tried using epoxy to glue them back on, but there was too much force for that to work. I like my downbar shifters and I was wondering where I should look to buy either new ones or something that would let me reattach my old ones.

Thanks for any suggestions!
mc1266 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-14, 10:20 PM   #2
dabac
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 5,425
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
So I'm guessing it's the attachment that broke? That's not entirely unique.
Some thorough searching on "broken downtube shifter" may yield more specific results about what people have done about it. Otherwise there are wraparound DT shifters available. I've been able to use the band from one set to mount the old shifters but maybe I was just lucky.
dabac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-14, 10:38 PM   #3
Jeff Wills
Insane Bicycle Mechanic
 
Jeff Wills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: other Vancouver
Bikes:
Posts: 7,951
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Measure the diameter of the down tube, then:

Universal Cycles -- Problem Solvers Downtube Shifter Mount

__________________
Jeff Wills

Comcast nuked my web page. It will return soon..
Jeff Wills is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-14, 09:42 AM   #4
uluchay
Squeaky Bottom Bracket
 
uluchay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Lake Como, Italy
Bikes: 2009 Trek 1.2 // 70's Olmo Gentleman
Posts: 164
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have only used frictional down tube shifters in the past but people here and on other forums often say that the new dura-ace shifters are even better than the dura-ace sti's.
uluchay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-14, 06:34 PM   #5
Crankycrank
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 724
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
This may work for you. Read the description for recommended tube diameters. NOVA LEVER BOSS KIT FOR AL FRAME :: SMALL PARTS :: BRAZON/SMALL PARTS :: Nova Cycles Supply Inc.
Crankycrank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-14, 09:34 PM   #6
Kimmo
bike whisperer
 
Kimmo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Melbourne, Oz
Bikes: copy/paste links: http://velospace.org/node/36949 http://velospace.org/node/47746 http://velospace.org/node/47747
Posts: 7,099
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mc1266 View Post
downbar
No such thing on a bike.

Bars are solid, not hollow. And not much stronger than a tube of the same diameter.
Kimmo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-14, 06:31 PM   #7
mc1266
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Bikes:
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimmo View Post
No such thing on a bike.

Bars are solid, not hollow. And not much stronger than a tube of the same diameter.
That would likely explain why I didn't get much in my searches. Thanks!
mc1266 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-14, 05:52 AM   #8
a77impala
a77impala
 
a77impala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Western South Dakota
Bikes:
Posts: 1,466
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
[QUOTE=Kimmo;16657661]No such thing on a bike.

Now you tell me my bike has a Handletube? Lol
a77impala is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-14, 07:17 AM   #9
rydabent
Senior Member
 
rydabent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Lincoln Ne
Bikes: RANS Stratus TerraTrike Cruiser
Posts: 5,708
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 124 Post(s)
Jeff +1

BTW I can understand why the OP likes his down tube shifters. The make the bike look very clean, and the shift cables have almost no drag.
rydabent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-14, 12:34 AM   #10
Kimmo
bike whisperer
 
Kimmo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Melbourne, Oz
Bikes: copy/paste links: http://velospace.org/node/36949 http://velospace.org/node/47746 http://velospace.org/node/47747
Posts: 7,099
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by a77impala View Post
Now you tell me my bike has a Handletube? Lol
Actually, good point. From now on they're handletubes.
Kimmo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-14, 09:11 AM   #11
Kimmo
bike whisperer
 
Kimmo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Melbourne, Oz
Bikes: copy/paste links: http://velospace.org/node/36949 http://velospace.org/node/47746 http://velospace.org/node/47747
Posts: 7,099
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimmo View Post
Actually, good point. From now on they're handletubes.
Or, never mind my proposed rationale, this is just what we happen to call this stuff, almost at random.
Kimmo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:08 PM.