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    Stem shifter mount for SIS levers?

    Mrs. Trotsky recently acquired a delightful 1987 Schwinn Super Sport with 6 speed 600 SIS shifting. She has some back problems that limit mobility, so downtube shifters are an issue. Can I cannibalize any old pair of stem shifters to move the levers up, or will that not work for some reason?

    Yes, I'm aware I could do bar ends, and yes, I'm aware IRD makes a clamp-on mount for this, but $50 seems like a lot for a stem clamp if I can get one for $5 at the co-op.
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    I don't think the plastic peice that fits between the down tube and shifter would work with s stem set up. Is this the Reds-white Colour or magenta one ?
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    If you want friction most any stem mount shifter would work but I would go for the Suntour Power ratchet ones.

    The very basic, unfortunately mostly plastic, shipmano SIS should be around in the 6spd variety.
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    +1. They work.
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    Yes, they work, but they're tragically inelegant compared to the 600 shifters.
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    Magenta, lucky Lady !
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    Reaching to the stem to shift every time seems very annoying.

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    +1. I run these on my drop-bar hybird:



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    You know it's going to be a good day when the stem and seatpost come right out.

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    Sunrace makes a number of reasonably priced stem shifter options, such as :

    Sunrace Stem and Down Tube Shifter - 7-Speed, 1 pair



    You can find more of them on the Niagara website, filed under 'trigger shifters' which doesn't make much sense but there it is.

    At any rate the shifters shown above can be mounted to either the stem clamp that they come with or to downtube bosses of some kind; so maybe the clamp can be used for your 600's?

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    I'm pretty sure there are stem shifter mounts that are just DT stops on a 7/8" clamp-on band. I'll look at some at the co-op when I go today.

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