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Old 07-29-10, 05:01 PM   #1
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Advice on changing an older mixte to indexed rear shifting and bar-end shifters

I've been using a 1986 Bridgestone 300 mixte to commute for about a year, and have decided to upgrade to indexed shifting on the rear and add bar-end shifters. I added traditional looking upright-style Albatross handlebars when I started commuting. The bike currently has 6 gears with Shimano light-action derailleurs and stem shifters. It's my understanding that I will need to replace the rear derailleur and the shift levers and use longer cables. I don't know where to go for these, or what I should look for. Are there good vintage choices on eBay, or do I have to go new? In either case, what models would be good, and what's the likely cost?

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Old 07-29-10, 05:24 PM   #2
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i'd post this question in the mechanic forum. though you may get a good answer here as well.
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Shimano 8s HyperGlide compatible hub...you may be able to swap out the freehub body
Shimano 8s Index compatible derailleur
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Shimano Bar end shifters
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