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Why is there a hole in this NR shifter?

Old 08-10-08, 03:56 PM
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Why is there a hole in this NR shifter?

This was on a Raleigh Pro recently sold on eby

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Old 08-10-08, 04:00 PM
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Drilled to make it lighter... we were all trying to make our bikes look like Eddy's in the 70s...
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Old 08-10-08, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by dbakl View Post
Drilled to make it lighter... we were all trying to make our bikes look like Eddy's in the 70s...
But nothing else is drilled on the bike.
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Who says without a doubt that shifter is original to that bike? I don't think Campagnolo would be so careless as to drill a hole off centered through their logo.......
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On the ones with a pump peg how is the peg attached? (Never seen one in person)
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Wild guess but it could be there to prevent the clamp from slipping.

Some frames had some kind of stop brazed on the down tube.

Even if there was no stop, the hole and the somewhat jagged edge would dig in just a touch better than an un-drilled clamp.

Yes, my clamp on down tube shifters drifted down.

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the down tube Campagnolo shifter with the pump holder used an umbrella fitting brazed on prior to being chromed. To rid yourself of the problem, look out for a band clamp and or shifter assy. on ebay.

Otherwise its a conversation piece.
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My guess is that it was drilled by some owner to fit over a frame pump peg that happened to be right where someone wanted the shifters. Likely for a bike that originally didn't have down tube shifters. Just a wild guess.

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Originally Posted by karmat View Post
My guess is that it was drilled by some owner to fit over a frame pump peg that happened to be right where someone wanted the shifters. Likely for a bike that originally didn't have down tube shifters. Just a wild guess.

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+1 That is an excellent guess!
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