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OldsCOOL 02-17-14 07:56 PM

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Originally Posted by top506 (Post 16502602)
FWIW, I put a Shimano-spaced 7 cog freewheel on my Accushift/GPX Ironman and it shifted like a champ.

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7-sp accushift shift levers?

OldsCOOL 02-17-14 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by jeirvine (Post 16500133)
Shimano 7sp SIS shifters are cheap and plentiful if the Accushift doesn't work out.

Help me with this? I need 7sp shimano levers for 105/600 RD and what I am finding is anything BUT cheap. Anything I'm missing?
ETA: I need DT shifters.

Sorry to hijack the thread.

wrk101 02-17-14 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL (Post 16504387)
Help me with this? I need 7sp shimano levers for 105/600 RD and what I am finding is anything BUT cheap. Anything I'm missing?
ETA: I need DT shifters.

Sorry to hijack the thread.

I assume you are looking at anything Shimano? They made a lot of versions, all should work.

One set sold a while back for $6 plus shipping. Several other sets have sold recently for $10. Are you using too many search words?


There is a set of 105s right now, with only one bid ($5). I hate to ruin it for that bidder.

On the OPs topic, it shouldn't work, but right now, I have Suntour 7 speed DT shifters, running a Suntour Superbe Pro 7 speed RD, with a seven speed Shimano freewheel, and KMC Z50 chain.

OldsCOOL 02-17-14 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by wrk101 (Post 16504519)
I assume you are looking at anything Shimano? They made a lot of versions, all should work.

These sold a while back for $6 plus shipping.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Used-Shimano...p2047675.l2557

I'm doing a build soon and beginning to line up parts.
-shimano 7sp HG20 cassette
-shimano 600 or 105 RD
C-Dale SR frame with braze on DT bosses

I'm not real picky about having NOS/NIB shifters, just something decent that is indexed.

wrk101 02-17-14 08:59 PM

Tricky part with Cannondale is they usually use a flat adapter plate, whereas most bikes used curved ones. I have picked up flat adapter plates out of the LBS old parts bin.

jeirvine 02-17-14 09:46 PM

If I am not mistaken, all Shimano DT 7sp SIS shifters are interchangeable, except Dura Ace. I'm sure I have a few in my bin.

OldsCOOL 02-17-14 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by jeirvine (Post 16504675)
If I am not mistaken, all Shimano DT 7sp SIS shifters are interchangeable, except Dura Ace. I'm sure I have a few in my bin.

Ok, cool. I read there is also an RX100 model? I'm trying to grope around in the dark after these decades of suntour use :)

OldsCOOL 02-17-14 10:14 PM

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Originally Posted by wrk101 (Post 16504566)
Tricky part with Cannondale is they usually use a flat adapter plate, whereas most bikes used curved ones. I have picked up flat adapter plates out of the LBS old parts bin.

I'm taking notes, thanx. :)

top506 02-18-14 07:00 AM

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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL (Post 16504368)
7-sp accushift shift levers?

Yep. Worked better than with the 7-cog New Winner freewheel, in fact.

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likebike23 02-18-14 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by wrk101 (Post 16504566)
Tricky part with Cannondale is they usually use a flat adapter plate, whereas most bikes used curved ones. I have picked up flat adapter plates out of the LBS old parts bin.

Rivendell sells them for pretty cheap, you can find them with the bar end shifters. I also ground down a curved pair for use on an aluminum frame. You just have to be careful not to take too much off. Works perfect.

OldsCOOL 02-18-14 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by likebike23 (Post 16505433)
Rivendell sells them for pretty cheap, you can find them with the bar end shifters. I also ground down a curved pair for use on an aluminum frame. You just have to be careful not to take too much off. Works perfect.

Good idea.

Oldpeddaller 02-18-14 07:17 PM

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Are these the shifters being discussed? They work fine with the Shimano Deore derailleur and 7 speed Shimano cassette pictured.

dddd 02-19-14 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Oldpeddaller (Post 16507347)

Are these the shifters being discussed? They work fine with the Shimano Deore derailleur and 7 speed Shimano cassette pictured.


From the earlier discussion and data-points, I would assume that your Command Shifters are a 6-speed version, and that the detent-less shift goes out past the shifter's original hi gear position, to your smallest 7s cog.

As such, it should work perfectly with no need for cable-anchoring tricks or cassette re-spacing.

wernst 03-09-14 06:01 PM

A followup:

Well, at some point in the distant past, it looks like one of the four prongs on the freewheel was broken during a removal attempt. I assume I must be the guilty party (I'm the original owner, and I think I'm the only person who ever did any work on it), but I have no recollection of the attempt.

Anyway, with a proper 4-prong tool, the shop made a removal attempt this week, and another prong broke off. So, I guess that freewheel is staying on this wheel forever.

So I am still searching for a good way to lower the lowest gear ratios with a Plan B or Plan C. I'll start another thread to discuss options.

Thanks the input, everyone.

-Warr

The Golden Boy 03-09-14 07:47 PM

Since this thread popped up again- not that it's in the original premise- I was surprised by this:

I have a 1986 Schwinn Voyageur, I had acquired an Avocet wheelset with a 5 Speed Suntour Winner FW- something like 14-34.

When I was building it for myself, I put on a set of Suntour XC Comp derailleurs.

Since I'm building it to sell it- I put on some 6sp DuraAce 7401 shifters and immediately set it to friction- because I knew it wouldn't index.

Last week I had it on the stand and just for giggles, I set it to SIS- and it indexes PERFECTLY.

Suntour Perfect 5 Speed FW
+ Suntour XC Comp RD
+ DuraAce 7401 shifters.

= MAGIC


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