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Shimano Rapidfire levers: mount near stem on Ergotec Toulouse Bars?

Old 05-13-24, 07:30 AM
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Shimano Rapidfire levers: mount near stem on Ergotec Toulouse Bars?

I have Ergotec Toulouse handlebars with a 15 mm rise and 61 back sweep (please see the first picture). The diameter is 22.2mm. I would like to mount Shimano Alivio Rapidfire shifters close to the stem (please see the second picture. It only shows the idea;


the dimensions are completely different!). Will the levers fit? Maybe with some reaming?
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They might fit there assuming that go around the bends OK but that is a terrible place to mount them. So far from where your hands would be normally on those bars.

The reason for that second picture is someone who decided to run a mountain bike rear derailleur on a road bike and either was old or didn't want to use one of the many excellent shifter or converters so they can make it all work without flat bar shifters.
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Thanks, Veganbikes! I'll have to think about this.
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