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Originally Posted by rideone View Post
how about using the Sturmey Archer 5 speed thumbshifter with an an older 5-sp freewheel? I'm going to try it out, but thought i'd ask around here first.

http://www.amazon.com/Sturmey-Archer.../dp/B004JKIRXE
I would bet lots of money against that indexing properly on a 5-speed freewheel. But I'm willing to be proven wrong.

5-speed freewheels have the same spacing as "regular" 6-speed, so any 6-speed SIS shifters should work, provided you lock out one of the positions.
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