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how to remove Suntour XC shifter?

Old 06-03-21, 03:42 PM
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how to remove Suntour XC shifter?

I don't see the clamp screw. Am I supposed to loosen that top hook and go in from the top? I don't like the idea of taking a shifter apart if I don't have to. See photo #2 for why. That is a Simplex downtube shifter for Peugeot mixtes that had a special braze-on only on the driveside of the frame. You French aficionados can file that away for future reference.



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Yes, remove that top screw. The shifter ‘innards’ won’t come spilling out— they’re contained within the shifter lever, and likely held within by a pair of tiny snap rings.
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Yep, remove the shifter and it will expose the nut that holds the base onto the handlebar. You might want to take note which of the three holes your shifter prong fits into, but it's easy to figure that out once you're reassembling if you forget. The prong/hole sets the position of the shifter relative to your thumb.

Maybe you can take a picture once you've done it and upload it here -- for some reason, it seems pretty difficult to find a pic of a disassembled shifter on the web. I'd do it myself, but mine are buried right now.
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This is an older Suntour ratchet shifter, but it probably looks the same at the mount.

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Thx everyone!
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How'd it go?
Forgot to respond. It was a piece of cake. I ended up swapping the bar and levers to a mixte I was prepping for sale. Kept the shifters for myself.
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