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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:21 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I’m trying to get upto speed on 20+ years absence and I’m trying to find parts before I start my build. I always planned on replacing my brake levers with SS5s and at the time was going to put my old XT thumb shifters on but times and tastes change. I’m either going to keep the Deore DX STi or find something similar but either way I’ll need a bracket for the gear lever.
I’ve found a post which shows exactly the set up I want - any ideas what they are called?

It’s a members ride - hope he doesn’t mind me pinching his photo.

http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/Bombe ... 9.jpg.html


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:20 pm 
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Magura made some. Shifter perches?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:40 pm 
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They're XTR M900 shifter on X-Lite mounts.
You DX lever will need a different mount iirc.

A better method (and better shifting probably) would be to look for some Alivio/STX 7speed shifters.
They are a few years newer (to quite a bit newer, but still the second). Work better, still retro and come with mounts. Try MC37 MC40 in the search.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:57 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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FluffyChicken wrote:
They're XTR M900 shifter on X-Lite mounts.
You DX lever will need a different mount iirc.

A better method (and better shifting probably) would be to look for some Alivio/STX 7speed shifters.
They are a few years newer (to quite a bit newer, but still the second). Work better, still retro and come with mounts. Try MC37 MC40 in the search.



Brilliant - thanks, I’ll have a look


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:17 am 
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I was after a set of the xlites- hard to find.
What brakes are they? Dia comp?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:09 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Tricky1977 wrote:
I was after a set of the xlites- hard to find.
What brakes are they? Dia comp?


Yeah - dia-compe ss-5


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:54 pm 
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I’ll stick some pics up in the morning of the xt thumb shifters I have that I’ve used Stx I think pods to mount them on


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 Post subject: Re: shifter pods
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:10 am 
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This allows u to use different brake levers maguras etc


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 Post subject: Re: shifter pods
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:28 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Bawgixer wrote:
This allows u to use different brake levers maguras etc


Looks awesome


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 Post subject: Re: shifters
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:26 pm 
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The original shifters were same as these prob get a set for £10 on eBay ,just remove the bar mount and swap it over with ur own ones.


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