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Old 01-08-22, 02:37 PM
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ISO: Flat Bar Thumb Shifters

My Mountain LX shifter is not holding the gear I select. Iíve tightened the screw underneath and it not staying in place. Iím looking for a replacement. Dunno- maybe it donít like the cold weather.

i donít need exactly the one shown, just something that will work in friction mode.
if itís 7 or 8 indexed that just makes it more valuable. Iím trying to avoid getting the microShift version on AmazonÖ.

Or- a mount for a Shimano bar end shifters. Like the Pauls or RivBikeís, but not so much money.
thanks

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Old 01-08-22, 05:23 PM
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If you can wait for a restock or find someone on the forum whose holding, it's difficult to beat the Falcon friction shifters from VO for price and fit.

https://velo-orange.com/collections/...thumb-shifters
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I’ve ended up with these janky thumb shifters, which you’re welcome to for the cost of mailing. They might have come from the BOC at some point. I’m not sure they’re even supposed to be paired.

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Originally Posted by nlerner;[url=tel:22366611
22366611[/url]]Iíve ended up with these janky thumb shifters, which youíre welcome to for the cost of mailing. They might have come from the BOC at some point. Iím not sure theyíre even supposed to be paired.
Thanks. Let me see if anything bubbles up.
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I have a pair of Suntour Thumb Shifters if you're interested in ratcheted friction shifting.



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Let me check tomorrow morning when I get home from work. I think I have some.
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
Iíve ended up with these janky thumb shifters, which youíre welcome to for the cost of mailing. They might have come from the BOC at some point. Iím not sure theyíre even supposed to be paired.
Surprisingly, these cheapo thumbies were fab on my daughters Gardin. Light action, rarely missed a shift.
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Originally Posted by mrv View Post
My Mountain LX shifter is not holding the gear I select. Iíve tightened the screw underneath and it not staying in place. Iím looking for a replacement. Dunno- maybe it donít like the cold weather.

i donít need exactly the one shown, just something that will work in friction mode.
if itís 7 or 8 indexed that just makes it more valuable. Iím trying to avoid getting the microShift version on AmazonÖ.

Or- a mount for a Shimano bar end shifters. Like the Pauls or RivBikeís, but not so much money.
thanks

I've had two of those same type rear shifters fail as you described.

The front shifter still works fine.

I hacksawed off the shifter mount to reuse the brake lever and mounted an unpaired Suntour friction shifter for rear shifting that I had on hand.

Rear shifter


Front shifter

Mismatched but works fine.

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Thanks for everyoneís help.
Iím going with the SunTours.

As far as my broken Shimano, I noticed some mating pins on the mounting pod were sheared. So I clipped some nails and dropped them in the mounting pod.
Then drilled out the plastic shifter bit.
It seems to work, in the stand. Proper 2mm pins might last longer.
cheers!



Plastic pins sheared off

Bits of clipped nails & drilled shifter mech.
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