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Suntour 6sp Index Stem Shifter - ideas of where to find one??

Old 09-07-11, 01:54 PM
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Suntour 6sp Index Stem Shifter - ideas of where to find one??

I have a vague memory of there being an "I Need X" thread, but can't find it.

I'm looking for used Suntour Stem Shifters, Index/Friction, 6sp, (left shifter friction only is fine) to go with an old 12sp road bike I'm rescuing that has good condition Suntour Seven derailleurs and a suntour pro freewheel. Problem is, I can't find anything, other than a $50+ NOS version on Ebay, which is 5x more than I'm hoping to pay! Anyone have any ideas where to look?

(Yes, the index option for the rear derailleur is important in this case. Yes, I strongly prefer stem shifters to down tube shifters or bar-ends. I find that the indexed stem shifters work really well for me, for various reasons. Worst case, I'll switch out to Shimano components I have lying around.)
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Old 09-07-11, 03:06 PM
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I don't think Suntour 7 is compatible with indexed shifting.
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+1 Those 7's are friction shift and entry level quality. You need to find any Accushift RD.
And those 6-spd Accushift stem shifters do exist for less on Ebay...picked up a NOS set for $9 a while ago for my wife's Schwinn.
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Thanks for the info. I know it's silly, but I think I'll switch out to Shimano components, since I'm more familiar with them.
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Old 09-07-11, 08:12 PM
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ive got one i think. might be 5 speed, but i think its 6.

just checked. it is 6spd in great condition. pm me if youre interested.

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Old 09-08-11, 09:42 AM
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I am interested - but apparently I haven't posted enough to PM (minimum 50 posts to send PM). My email is my user ID @ hotmail.com . Please send me an email so I can get in touch!
Thanks again!
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Huh... So it turns out it's also hard to find used Shimano index stem shifters. Maybe they've all been thrown away. I have a set and I really like them - wonder why it's so difficult to find another? Two LBS in my area had none, and they've both got a pretty big stash of used parts.
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stem shifters went out vogue at about the same time indexing was coming into vogue so the overlap was very small...so there simply are not very many out there as there weren't many ever made.
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About $18 shipped http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Tour...item3cbbd72d0d
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Thanks for the link. I have no idea why I couldn't find that myself! I guess I'm more of an Ebay idiot than I think I am...
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