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    rapid fire shifters on airwing bar?

    I got an old road bike for commuting and i dont like drop bars so i put an airwing on it. i have downtube shifters and thought i could just get an adapter, run cables up to the bar and put on some rapidfire shifters, but I found that they are designed only for mountain bikes which are of a different diameter. Does anyone know of a usable shifter that will fit onto a tri-style handlebar? I dont want bar end shifters because that is where my brakes are. I would be OK with "modifying" some rapid fire shifters if it was an elegant fix. Thanks!

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    just about the only elegant solution is a set of Paul Thumbies.Other things can be kludged together (I've had success forcing open the clamps of old thumb shifters), but they will almost always fall short on the job.

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    Older than dirt CCrew's Avatar
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    And if it's something like the Profile Design Cobra Airwing even the Paul's won't fit since the only place they can go around is either out at the ends or a very short space near the stem where the tri bars would mount.

    I have the Profile bar, but its on a tri-bike with Sonic CSX tri-bars and SRAM RTC bar end shifters.

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    hmmm. ok thanks.

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    Profile Design Swift Shift. Re-lo your dt shifters to the bridge on your aero extension. I used the first-gen design of it back in the early 90s.
    "I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
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