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Old 05-02-20, 10:52 AM
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Another Suntour Symetric Shifter Question

I would like to convert downtube symetric shifters to barcons. I already found this link. Suntour Symmetric Conversion for Integrated Shifters

The thing is that I only want to remove the levers and attach cable housing stops on the original braze-on. I want to do this without re-tapping anything, so the original shifters could be replaced. I seem to remember a thread that addressed this issue. Can you point me in the right direction?
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Unfortunately, your options are limited if you’re not willing to butcher a Symmetric mount. There is the unicorn Symmetric mount cable stop, which I have only seen in pictures and my dreams. There is the standard clamp-on cable stop, or you could create something custom.

Here is a thread I followed: Suntour Symmetric Conversion for Integrated Shifters

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Forgot to mention - I started with a damaged set of Symmetrics that I found at the co-op so I could preserve the originals.
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My memory does not serve me well at times, but I remember that someone engineered a cable stop for this. I can always use the braze-on as an ugly bump for a clamp on cable stop, and I will do it if it comes down to that. Just looking for something more elegant.
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I bought a handful from a nice fellow enthusiast in Australia and sold them here, but I’m plum out of them.

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