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Old 11-16-15, 03:37 PM
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ISO: Aero/Top Mount Down Tube Shifters

Revising this post as I have found a part to play role however not quite astatically with were I would like to be so I am continuing my search.

Looking for some oldie but goody Shimano aero/top mount down tube shifters. The odds are good someone has these oxidizing aero/top mount down tube shifters sitting in their parts bins they are looking to move:

Shimano aero Z401series shifters.

Look like these:



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Old 11-16-15, 10:25 PM
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I have these. Not sure of what they are other than suntour. They were on a bike that spent many years outdoors in AZ, but they seem to move ok

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Old 11-17-15, 12:35 AM
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Originally Posted by sjpitts View Post
I have these. Not sure of what they are other than suntour. They were on a bike that spent many years outdoors in AZ, but they seem to move ok
Hello Sjpitts,

Those are second generation Suntour Aero ARX shifters, sending you a PM.
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Originally Posted by m_sasso View Post
... however could likely use the top mount adapter with alternate shifters.

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Actually it's likely impossible to swap out Suntour shift levers, they are complex and proprietary.
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Shimano made a DT shifter mount for the Aero or B mount. I have one on my Nishiki Cresta. Pic below.

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I have a pair of Campy shifters coming in the mail that apparently have a top-tube mount adapter. I will not be needing it. I'll PM you when it gets here if it looks like it could work.


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Old 11-17-15, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by clubman View Post
Actually it's likely impossible to swap out Suntour shift levers, they are complex and proprietary.
Not so fast, easily done if you know what you are doing. Here is my 81 Team Miyata with a "B" to "A" conversion. Now using Shimano Dura Ace SL-7800, 10 speed fr/index.

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Not so fast, easily done if you know what you are doing. Here is my 81 Team Miyata with a "B" to "A" conversion. Now using Shimano Dura Ace SL-7800, 10 speed fr/index.

Sorry I inferred that you wanted to swap Shimano indexed shift levers on to Suntour Symmetric mounts.
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I have a functioning set of ARX shifters, complete with the clamp. Let me know if you're interested! I've just taken them off a mid 80's Univega.
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Hello jeirvine,

PMed you on the mount.

Thanks!

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I have a pair of Campy shifters coming in the mail that apparently have a top-tube mount adapter. I will not be needing it. I'll PM you when it gets here if it looks like it could work.
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Originally Posted by jeirvine View Post
I have a pair of Campy shifters coming in the mail that apparently have a top-tube mount adapter. I will not be needing it. I'll PM you when it gets here if it looks like it could work.


That looks to be a Gipiemme aero adapter and IIRC, it requires its own special mount.

If the OP is interested, I have a set of Shimano Golden Arrow shifters and some other Suntour shifters that should meet his requirements.
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Shimano Golden Arrow? This photo from VeloBase, but it let's you know what they look like. The insets on mine are black and I do not have the clamp.

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Shimano also made 600 series shifter that fit on one of these aero bosses.

From what I've seen the Shimano boss is more of a rectangular shape with beveled edges and Suntour's was a simple threaded cylinder (with hole extending into the downtube). The Suntour (non-symmetric) mount is nice because you can easily mod it with a file to accept standard square boss shifters.
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Hello,
im new here and cant write a private message so i have to quote in here.
Jeirvine do you still have this adapter? Can you send me a closer pic of them?
I thinks its the missing piece of my Aero mount problem.
Greetz Tom77

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I have a pair of Campy shifters coming in the mail that apparently have a top-tube mount adapter. I will not be needing it. I'll PM you when it gets here if it looks like it could work.
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Hello,
im new here and cant write a private message so i have to quote in here.
Jeirvine do you still have this adapter? Can you send me a closer pic of them?
I thinks its the missing piece of my Aero mount problem.
Greetz Tom77
Long gone. I'll see if I can dig up any pics I took though.
Good luck with your quest.
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Originally Posted by jeirvine View Post
I have a pair of Campy shifters coming in the mail that apparently have a top-tube mount adapter. I will not be needing it. I'll PM you when it gets here if it looks like it could work.


Those look suspiciously like the Campy version of Retrofriction shifters...
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Originally Posted by mountaindave View Post
Those look suspiciously like the Campy version of Retrofriction shifters...
They are indeed. I love 'em. They now live on my '86 masi.
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As requested, here are pictures of the adapter I had. Again, long since gone, but here are pics for the record:


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Ok thank you for the Picture. It seems that there are some other Versions i know. Fortunately it is what i need for my 80s Motta Crono Aero Frame. I have to hone down the wedge, than it must fit my aero Mount.
Can you send me your Mail? I cant write any private messages as newbie.

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I think you misunderstood - I sold it a while back. I just posted pics as folks were interested in what it looked like.
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Ok thank you for the Picture. It seems that there are some other Versions i know. Fortunately it is what i need for my 80s Motta Crono Aero Frame. I have to hone down the wedge, than it must fit my aero Mount.
Can you send me your Mail? I cant write any private messages as newbie.

Greets Tom

It does look similar to the one that came on my aero Motta, but I changed mine out (ground it to fit ) to fit a B-Mount DuraAce setup. I think I sold mine several years ago - and IIRC someone told me they were made by Gipiemme.

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ok, i think it will be a long journey to find a one.
Ex Pres do you habe a Picture from what you have made?
Thats my Socket
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ok, i think it will be a long journey to find a one.
Ex Pres do you habe a Picture from what you have made?
This picture is oriented upside down,
I thought I had ground the "T" off, but looking at the bike now I didn't



I use cable liner where the cable runs through the holes. It was a necessity with using index shifting, as was running cable housing inside much of the frame (around the BB, etc)
I would not recommend index shifting. It took me a while to sort out.

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Ok thats not mine, ill do it more for the original. I got an Frameworker in town, maybe he can build an adapter.
I thought it is possible the get one somewhere in the net but it doesnt seems so.
Look at this beauty
*ttps://charliecycles54.com/2014/08/08/early-80-gianni-motta-gold-crono-air-with-50th/
Not my color but.. ..look
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