Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Senior Member Thumpic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    The Sunny South
    Posts
    1,388
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    What would the correct shifters have been for this Deer Head RD??

    The RD is on a early '80s Benotto 800. The FD is a Suntour as are the shifters.017 (2).jpg

    Thanks in advance.....
    Thumpic....

    Green is the new "CHEAP"

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    7,549
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    It probably varied, but I can tell you that the specs for the Raleigh Portage, which came with Deore XT "Deerhead" mechs, call for Shimano Z408 downtube shifters.

    Neal

  3. #3
    Unique Vintage Steel cuda2k's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Allen, TX
    My Bikes
    Kirk Frameworks JKS-C, Serotta Nova, Gazelle AB-Frame, Fuji Team Issue, Schwinn Crosscut, All-City Space Horse
    Posts
    11,493
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't have a downtube shifter listed on VeloBase for the XT M700 group, I think I have a catalog somewhere with the group listed, so I'll see if I can dig that up for you soon. nlerner's suggestion of the Z408 or any other non-group specific shimano shifter would work just fine as well, but since it seems the RD is the replacement part, unless there's something wrong with the current shifters I wouldn't worry about a matching part.

  4. #4
    Senior Member randyjawa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada - burrrrr!
    My Bikes
    1982 Tomassini, 1963 Peugeot PX10, and eight special issue Canadian lightweights...
    Posts
    5,584
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have owned two bikes with the Elks head or Deer's head and both were Miyata 1000 Touring bikes. Here is a picture of the shifters, and they were identical on both bikes...

    Miyata_1000_Calgary_Shifters_1.jpg
    Learn how to find, restore and maintain vintage road bicycles at... MY "TEN SPEEDS"

  5. #5
    car dodger norskagent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    garner/raleigh nc
    Posts
    3,260
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I flipped a diamondback apex mtn. bike that had that der. as stock, the shifters were shimano friction. Here is a link detailing it, the one I had was pretty much stock.
    http://www.trek4fun.com/mountain_bik..._back_apex.htm
    1989 Schwinn Paramount OS
    1980 Mclean/Silk Hope Sport Touring
    1983 Bianchi pista
    1976 Fuji Feather track
    1979 raleigh track
    "I've consulted my sources and I'm pretty sure your derailleur does not exist"

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •