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Do Campy Centaur thumbshifters have friction mode?

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Old 02-11-08, 02:46 PM
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Old 02-11-08, 03:21 PM
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I have no answers for you, but yesterday I rode around on an older road bike with downtube shifters. Man I love how simple they are. Chain rubbing? Well, just reach down and flip the shifter a bit. My next road bike build will definitely be old school friction shifting.

That being said, I could never ever in a million years MTB with friction shifters again. Split seconds are at stake here!

Best of luck to your Pa and finding friction shifters.
 
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Old 02-11-08, 03:53 PM
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Old 02-12-08, 01:13 AM
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I have a pair of suntour bar-top thumbies from an old bridgestone that I'd be willing to part with very cheaply. They do friction. Let me check and see if they're still in good working order though. I'l get back to you on that if you're interested.

It does seem like it'd be pretty easy to find older (late 80s) mountain bikes with what you're looking for, though. Strip the parts you want and sell the frame or something.
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What's the best between the two?
Where do you usually get your good stuffs?

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Old 02-12-08, 07:56 AM
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Where do you usually get your good stuffs?
sorry I cant really help you with that unless you tell me were you live. I would check the high school first, some one there should know were you could get some of the "good stuff"
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What about a pair of used down tube shifters and a frame adaptor assuming there are no shifter posts. Probably pretty cheap and easy to find.
 
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