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Advice on Yuba Mundo handlebar change and front rack

Old 08-29-16, 10:54 PM
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Advice on Yuba Mundo handlebar change and front rack

Have a 6 year old, 3x7 Shimano freewheel, Mundo v3. I`d like to replace the handlebar with a Nitto Bosco and get rid of the Revoshifters. Any ideas on shifters I could use? Would prefer simple thumbshifters but can`t find anything for a 7 speed. Should I just go with friction shifters or a trigger shifter set?

Also, would REALLY love to add a front porteur rack like the Surly 24 pack but, although it has a Surly fork, I think it won`t work with the Mundo`s extra long v-brake arms. Am I wrong? Any good alternatives?





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I have had good luck with SL-M310 shifters on two of my bikes, on Amazon for less than $30 the set: https://www.amazon.com/stream/ref=na....1300048828125
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If you decide that style of shifter above doesn't work for you, have you considered using Rivendell Silver or Dura-Ace on Paul Thumbies in reverse orientation that Rivendell does for their Bosco bars? Of course it would be friction only but may be a better placement with those bars. Alternatively I think, you could use the Microshift thumb shifters in friction and these would be cheaper than the Paul Thumbies and Dura Ace.

I can't see a reason a porteur rack won't fit on your bike. You may have to fiddle with the spring board to clear the cable but it should work. Have a look at the Gamoh porteur racks which made be easier to find since they are built by Minoura.
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Went with the trigger shifters. Not the most elegant solution, I suppose aesthetically, but shifting and comfort is very much improved. Thanks!


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