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How About Some Downtube Shifters: Let's see them

Old 05-04-21, 07:23 PM
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How About Some Downtube Shifters: Let's see them

Post your best DT gear changers. Extra points for something out of the ordinary(old, uncommon brand, etc.)

These, sorta ordinary
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Here ya go!
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I still like these!


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All of my downtube shifters either went into the trash, or the parts- or donate bin! All four of my 'road'-ridden bikes wear SunTour friction barcons, and the off-roaders / MTBs wear thumbies... NO Brifters or D/t shifters for me!!!
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Some of these are sweet! i only have my normal Simplex downtube shifters on both my Peugeots, and no photos better than a this..
This thead is making me want to delve into the world of shifters though.
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Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post
Aiiiiighhhghghghghgh!!!!

Simplex, Huret, SIS Shimano.... all on one clamp!!!

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I still like these!


Nice!

I like the auto trim feature(for the front derailleur)on these. This is a 'too small for me' bike that I've had for too long...

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Put these on a Trek 670 I’m finishing up. Something different then the Campy NRs it came with, already have a couple of bikes with those.
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from my Olmo Competition... everything is panto'd on that bike!



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I have only one bike with dt shifters. And half of it is missing.

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You clearly meant to say top tube shifters:

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I'm afraid I must admit I don't have many bikes with downtube shifters, but the shifters are one of the few parts I've kept original on my 1969 Raleigh Competition.

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Just some boring old Italian rubbish.


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I would truly be impressed if both brake levers were on the left side of the handlebar...

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Sorry, I do not have a close-up on this Simplex lever, but it polished up better than I had anticipated and the tension adjustment knob seems a bit unique to me:

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Sorry, I do not have a close-up on this Simplex lever, but it polished up better than I had anticipated and the tension adjustment knob seems a bit unique to me:
Shoot, it only took a moment to snap a photo and upload it.

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