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How About Some Downtube Shifters: Let's see them

Old 10-02-21, 12:50 PM
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Old 10-02-21, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by 1simplexnut View Post
triplex anyone ?

Holy crap, I used to have a Triplex-Sport RD. Sold to a collector.
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Old 10-02-21, 05:08 PM
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Old 10-02-21, 06:22 PM
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The C&V equivalent of "three on the tree"
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Old 10-02-21, 07:17 PM
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Old 10-02-21, 07:39 PM
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three more to add all in black
simplex retrofriction in plastic (yikes)
Suntour black levers
Gipiemme indexed coke spoons


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Old 10-02-21, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by retrofit View Post
Holy crap, I used to have a Triplex-Sport RD. Sold to a collector.
have one hanging on my Carlton :-)

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Old 10-05-21, 10:34 PM
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Suberbe Pro 6s indexed. Pulled from my Trek 720.
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OP didn't specify if they still had to be installed on downtube...




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Old 10-09-21, 09:17 AM
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For modern 11-12 speed.
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Some unexpectedly beautiful stuff so far.
Allow me to lower the standards a bit….



Simplex on a Schwinn

Rivendell Silvers on a Super Bodge project. Do these develop left-right play frequently? Thinking of buying new Dia Comps instead. Or maybe adapt some Shimano Z401 stem shifters to DT. Thoughts?
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As a SunTour fan, I picked up these Blue Line shifters somewhere. I think I just got the levers and associated hardware, assuming that they fit on standard downtube shifter bosses.
Umm... that didn't turn out to be the case. I assume they were intended to mount to clamp-on shifter bosses.
I spent a little while thinking about how they could be modified to fit on standard bosses, but eventually just put them back in the parts box. They still look pretty neat, so if anyone knows of a good way to fit them to standard bosses, please share.





Steve in Peoria (with too much unused stuff in the parts boxes)
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Simplex on a crit

Cuz it’s wicked light! (Built in Boston area)

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Originally Posted by SSRI View Post
yup transplanted the guts from an 11 speed bar end shifter.
you will also need to dremel a little off the shifter to match same shift circumference clearance as the bar con shifter.
This is awesome. Is there a guide to follow? Or how did you figure it out?
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simplex retrofriction (need a better pic and a clean )
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Does anyone know what levers these are? They're on a Benotto 500 if that helps. Sorry, not my photo.



Edit: Shimano Exage Sport?

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Old 10-14-21, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by shoota View Post
This is awesome. Is there a guide to follow? Or how did you figure it out?

Its pretty straight forward
The SIS unit is pretty much identical across all the shimano Bar Con and downtube shifters. (6 -7- 8- 9-10 or 11)
the 11 speed bar does not give you a friction option.

having a few version of the bar con and DT shifter does help.

hardest thing is finding reasonably priced donor parts .
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Old 10-14-21, 05:13 PM
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