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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:11 pm 
Lincs AEC
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I've just done an internet trawl and cant find anything about XTR thumbies......
Even Google comes up with 'did you mean to search for XT thumb shifters'.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:07 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Gold Trader
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aye this has bugged me , i know what i see and had total off 5 witnesses, okay two off them was partners.....

what id do for that bloke to come back to the bike shop...


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Were they a differant design to XT or DX thumbies? How did they differ?

What would they have done to warrant an XTR version? Not much technology to throw at a thumbie, lighten the action and it becomes too easy to overshift so maybe just throw a bit of Ti at them :?

If they do exist i can certainly see why Shimano never comercialised them.


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Can't promise anything, but I can "ask around".... I talk to Shimano Europe staff on a daily basis.


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having worked in a bike shop for the last 15 years, and knowing the head of Shimano Tech services for the UK, I ain't seen none!

I have every piece of Shimano Kit at my grubby fingertips too!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:52 pm 
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gotta say folks, if a few pros back in the day wanted to carry on using thumbies, would it not have made sense for them to strip the black ano off XT's polish em up a bit....etc..Maybe the factory did a few sets in silver to blend in with the New shiny M-900 XTR? First Flight bikes may know! Or maybe a quick e-mail to Richard Cunningham at MBA may resolve this :D


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 6:48 pm 
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There where a small converter which let you mount XT thumbshifters on the XTR breake lever. Maybe that is what you saw. Dont think it was a proto, they usually dont put stickers on protos. 101 % sure it was homemade sticker.


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erkan wrote:
There where a small converter which let you mount XT thumbshifters on the XTR breake lever..


I think it was park tools. I think its mentioned in the 91 MBA issue of "101" points.


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1 ph33r ur sk1llz in MBA art1cl3 m3m0ry


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erkan wrote:
1 ph33r ur sk1llz in MBA art1cl3 m3m0ry


& again in english? :lol:


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