Old 09-23-21, 04:11 PM
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Harold74
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Bikes: 1992 Miyata 1000, 1997 Trek 730, 2001 Airborne Zeppelin, 1980+ Nishiki Olympic

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Questions About Microshift Downtube Shifters on a Non-Circular DT

I'm thinking of running downtube shifters on my 9sp Airborne Zeppelin. Some difficulties with that:

1) Reasonably priced, NOS shifters are tough to find.

2) My downtube is a stupid oval rather than a circle which messes with the boss cover. I could sand the boss cover down but I don't want to.

One option I'm considering is Microshif's DT shifters. My questions about that are:

3) Do we like 'em?

4) Am I correct in assuming that they come with a flat boss covers rather than curved ones?

5) Are they any better, geometrically, than the bar end shifters that I already have on the downtube of my bike? They kind of look like bar ends to my eye. I thought that downtubes were supposed to be longer, flare out etc...

Thank you all for any assistance.


My bike with bar ends installed on the DT

Microshift downtube shifters.
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