I have a 87 Cannondale that I almost finished getting back onto the road, and have hit a snag.
I got the bike with an 8 speed cog on the rear which I want to upgrade to a 9 speed in the near future. The snag that I am currently dealing with is that the Suntour downtube shifters that are currently on the bike, is a 7 speed index shifter. I am currently running a 7 speed rear cog so that I can at least putt around on it, but the spacing is off and it doesnt ride "well".
I have looked around and the only person that I have been able to find (so far) that sells 9 speed capable downtube shifters are the Dura Ace ones by Shimano. Those exact ones are a little steep for my budget and was wondering if anyone else knew of others that made them/and maybe could hook me up with a model number so that I can futher my search.
Thanks for your time.