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Old 01-21-13, 07:46 PM
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What's this weird shifter mount?

Picked this up at the swap meet, figured I could use the shifters themselves, but...what is this thing? How/where does it attach? Brand name? Missing parts?
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Old 01-21-13, 07:56 PM
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Thumb mounted remote shifters?

Unless there is more to the bracket, ali can figure is that it might attach to the handlebars. Although that yellow bolt is in the way of everything. It doesn't look like was among the less expensive components.

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those are mismatched levers, right? Could it be an aftermarket mount like a Paul Thumbie?

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Old 01-21-13, 08:19 PM
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Some aero bars have shifters mounted at the apex of a triangular bar that protrudes forward of the drop bars. That would be my seat-of-the-pants guess.
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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
Some aero bars have shifters mounted at the apex of a triangular bar that protrudes forward of the drop bars. That would be my seat-of-the-pants guess.
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I agree it looks like some kind of early aero bar shifter mount. Maybe Scott? Maybe by a company other than a bar manufacturer. I would venture to say the yellow wheel is for making on the fly adjustments to index shifting.


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I saw those at the swap meet as well -- aerobar mount was their guess.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
I agree it looks like some kind of early aero bar shifter mount. Maybe Scott? Maybe by a company other than a bar manufacturer. I would venture to say the yellow wheel is for making on the fly adjustments to index shifting.
+1 from me. Some of the early aero bars had a bridge with a hole for adding the shift levers.
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This does look like a early aero tri bar mounting clamp. What brand type are the shifters chances are they will mount to stanard DT brazes or clamp.
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This does look like a early aero tri bar mounting clamp. What brand type are the shifters chances are they will mount to standard DT brazes or clamp.
The second photo is blurry, but the rear shifter is Shimano, the front is a Campy. Both are mounted on downtube plates.
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This does look like a early aero tri bar mounting clamp. What brand type are the shifters chances are they will mount to stanard DT brazes or clamp.
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The second photo is blurry, but the rear shifter is Shimano, the front is a Campy. Both are mounted on downtube plates.
That was the whole idea with these early contraptions. You could 'simply' take your DT shifters and attach them to the new mount placing the shifter at your finger tips. Nevermind the shifter cable is not a 1-2 feet longer and has twice the stretch, plus now you have to deal with more compression of the hosuing too.



I want to say I remember these things, maybe not on someones bike but in a companies special sheet or in a magazine just can't zoom in on it.
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