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Old 09-18-06, 09:56 AM   #1
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Shifter Boss Source?

I've got dreams to rebuild and upgrade my sweet riding old Fuji with downtube shifters.

Now I can only find one of my shifter bosses that I had squirelled away for the upgrade.

Does anyone have an idea where I can find one of these to braze on?

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Old 09-18-06, 05:25 PM   #2
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Have you tried eBay?

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Old 09-18-06, 06:15 PM   #3
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try here: http://www.ceeway.com/Bosses.htm
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Old 09-18-06, 11:39 PM   #4
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i'm pretty sure there is a US supplier...i've ordered from CeeWay, which is why i posted them
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You could also try Henry James Bicycles. There's a link to braze-on sketches and a price list in the biright yellow box, halfway down the page.

I haven't ordered anything from Henry James, but I've heard good things.
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The Henry james website has fueled many pipe dreams of mine.

Sorry -I couldn't resist.
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See this thread in the framebuilder forum

braze on shifter lugs
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Old 09-20-06, 12:16 AM   #9
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Thanks all!

I've got the lugged steel itch bad.

I've been out whacking a no-good frame up for brazing practice. I don't want to screw up the downtube shifter bosses and waterbottle bosses on my old Fuji (not a ding or rust spot on the frame).

Of course, my ultimate goal is to going to braze and build a touring bike, paint it and then ride off somewhere next summer.
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Silversmith, I've got a whole bunch of them. PM me your address and I'll send you one for free.
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Whooeee!

Thank you, Dr. Deltron!

My gut-rippers are gone!


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Whooeee!

Thank you, Dr. Deltron!

My gut-rippers are gone!
You're quite welcome. Glad somebody had a use for those things.
Now spray some candy color over that silver base and then clearcoat over the whole thing!
Happy touring!
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Now spray some candy color over that silver base and then clearcoat over the whole thing!
Indeed. I've got a sweet tooth.
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