Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Addicted Newb J.Wolfe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Philly
    My Bikes
    1974 Huffy Contestant: SOLD 1980 Fuji Royale: CURRENT
    Posts
    173
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    HELP FIND-12 Speed Clamp on Down Tube Shifters for Vintage Road Bike???

    hello,

    so my problem is i am having a hard time finding the "clamp" on style down tube shifters for 12 speeds that originally did not have down tube shifters. My Fuji currently has bar end shifters.

    if anyone can please show me a link of a down tube shifter that allows for 12 speed shifting to purchase i'd greatly appreciate it. i have searched but nothing but the common 5,6,9,10 etc. shifter comes up.

    examples of the style im referring to.


    and my bike for reference.


    thanks
    Justin
    Peddlin the city blocks of Philly
    My:1980 Fuji Royale
    My: Flickr

  2. #2
    Senior Member Michael Angelo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Hurricane Alley , Florida
    My Bikes
    Treks (USA), Schwinn Paramount, Schwinn letour,Raleigh Team Professional, Gazelle GoldLine Racing, 2 Super Mondias, Carlton Professional.
    Posts
    3,393
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Any of those should work fine .

  3. #3
    Addicted Newb J.Wolfe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Philly
    My Bikes
    1974 Huffy Contestant: SOLD 1980 Fuji Royale: CURRENT
    Posts
    173
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    that was just a random pic i found. i see those all day on ebay but they never say specifically what speed that are for. does that mean they are for whatever speed you desire to put them on?? i just dont want to buy a shifter and it only have the range of 8 or 10 speeds, when i need 12.
    Peddlin the city blocks of Philly
    My:1980 Fuji Royale
    My: Flickr

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Long Beach, CA USA
    Posts
    138
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Non index does not care.

    Buy any that you like or ask in the thread above for someone to trade you for some.

    Do you need them to be index?

  5. #5
    Senior Member JReade's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    1,214
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by robertob View Post
    Non index does not care.

    Buy any that you like or ask in the thread above for someone to trade you for some.

    Do you need them to be index?
    Looks liek he's got the suntour barcons which are friction, so I'm assuming no. Unless he's changing to an indexed rear...

    Any of the shifters will work fine.
    Jesse

  6. #6
    Addicted Newb J.Wolfe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Philly
    My Bikes
    1974 Huffy Contestant: SOLD 1980 Fuji Royale: CURRENT
    Posts
    173
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    sorry, not all that familiar with the term "index", does non index function the same way as friction where you shift freely, and index means it clicks into place? i want non index if i understand the terms correctly.
    Peddlin the city blocks of Philly
    My:1980 Fuji Royale
    My: Flickr

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    209
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What you need is a 6 speed shifter. 6 back x 2 front = 12 speed. The front is always friction. The rear shifter can either be indexed or friction. It is up to you both are available.
    I think your problem is your are searching for 12 speed instead of 6.

  8. #8
    Addicted Newb J.Wolfe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Philly
    My Bikes
    1974 Huffy Contestant: SOLD 1980 Fuji Royale: CURRENT
    Posts
    173
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    thanks JReade, i infact want to keep the friction shifter function, and do not want index. so from what you guys are saying, these for example would supplement my needs?
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Shim...item53e8e36401

    or these

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-SHIM...item1c1e696d02

    gmouchawar good point made. i in fact was not searching for 6 speed. i think i know what to look for now.

    thanks for all the quick and helpful responses!!
    Peddlin the city blocks of Philly
    My:1980 Fuji Royale
    My: Flickr

  9. #9
    Fast+Bulbous thinktubes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    2,611
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have a nice pair of Shimano L422 non-index shifters (with ratchet action) I'd be willing to swap for your bar-ends. PM me if you're interested.


  10. #10
    Senior Member JReade's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    1,214
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gmouchawar View Post
    What you need is a 6 speed shifter. 6 back x 2 front = 12 speed. The front is always friction. The rear shifter can either be indexed or friction. It is up to you both are available.
    I think your problem is your are searching for 12 speed instead of 6.
    You can use a friction shifter on any speed rear as long as the cable pull will suffice. I havent come across one that falls short yet.
    Jesse

  11. #11
    Senior Member catmandew52's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    S. E. Michigan
    Posts
    515
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Like these? http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi...id=17993348571

    Or swap with thinktubes.

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    phoenix
    My Bikes
    Miyata 110, Schwinn super le tour 12.2, Schwinn super sport, Lemond Zurich
    Posts
    513
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have some suntour power dt shifters I would swap you as well
    Even a turkey can fly in a hurricane

  13. #13
    Wookie Jesus inspires me. Puget Pounder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    2,225
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post
    I have a nice pair of Shimano L422 non-index shifters (with ratchet action) I'd be willing to swap for your bar-ends. PM me if you're interested.

    I didn't even know such things existed.

Posting Permissions

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