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    Hello fellow bikers. My name is Mike Klein, I am a new member and need help and advice. I am English but live in Sweden.
    Now to business. I have a fibre de carbone frame. Lovely condition, how ever on a training ride, the down tube and head tube opened. Not a break but the glue just gave up. Its not the Carbon fibre tube that has become loose, but the aluminium collar and head tube. Now I know there is a glue that can fix this. Does anyone know what the glue was called or where I can get it from. Anyhelp much appreciated as the bike is a dream to ride.

    Now some other problems. I am looking for the old simplex retro friction shifters with a band so that I can use it on the Fibre de carbon frame. I have Campag record handle bar end shifters in superb condition. I would consider swopping the HBC levers for the glue and downtube levers!

    Another thing I need information on is Shimano brake levers and combined gear shifter. I have a touring bike and want to put the rear gear on the brake as per modern bikes. How ever my bike is an early Shimano SIS Deore XT type. Did Shimano make a combination brake /shifter for a six speed block ??

    again any help wouldbe greatly appreciated.

    sincere thanks

    Mike Klein.
    Last edited by mavros; 06-14-05 at 04:10 AM. Reason: Spelling mistakes

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    I see used Simplex retrofriction shifters on eBay quite often. Here's a set:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...162892250&rd=1

    I see new ones much less often, but I recently bought a pair. Most of the new ones come from Europe.
    They are the best friction downtube shifters I've ever used.

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    Hi Mike. High strength epoxy should work, but it seems like it would be hard to fully coat the mating surfaces - which is something you'd definitely want to do - not just a bead around the seam...

    Dr. Hans

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