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Old 05-17-11, 09:45 AM
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If you are considering 5 speed indexed Shimano thumb shifters, then yes they do exist and are readily available on CL/ebay.

I have done a few conversions of older MTB's to road bars with the thumb shifters mounted as barcons. Works pretty well actually, other than the added bulk of the shifter clamp.

Of course, you might have to also change out your RD for proper indexing.
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