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Old 10-02-14, 07:28 AM
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FiR downtube shifters

I run across these downtube shifters labeled FiR. FiR is a well known italian producer of quality rims and VeloBase reports a group of components ("La nuova dimensione") but I cannot find any info about these levers. I'm unwilling to disassemble them without a schematic but the left one has some kind of internal racketing washer and the right one has a barrel of big dimensions for 8-9 speed index shifting. I'm pretty sure that they were not produced by FiR but likely rebranded. Does anybody recognize them or their similarity with other downtube shifters?
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Old 10-02-14, 07:57 AM
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Do the mounting screws come off? van you take a few side pics? I think they look like a slightly restyled CampI but with that big index barrel looking thing. I wonder if they area a Simplex/Sachs hybrid....

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Here you go. Definitely not campy stuff (I have several Syncro shifter models and they are completely different); they look like some Suntour acushifters (that I unfortunately do not own) but they are somehow different.










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Old 10-02-14, 09:39 AM
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I don't know who made them, maybe Galli?

But FiR DT shifters, that's super cool.
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I am really leaning towards a Sachs/Simplex origin. The general shapes looks a lot like the last versions of CampI DTs maybe they bought blank castings or something.
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