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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:44 am 
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Standard kit on a surly moonlander is a 9 speed thumbie


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:26 am 
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That Surly has a Microshift which aren't cheap, £43 all the way from Australia: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Microshift-thumb-shifter-/190737482868

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Sunrace 7 speeders for £14 probably work OK but they look nasty! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-SUNRACE-7-14-21-SPD-THUMBSHIFT-SHIFTERS-LEVERS-/400352748270

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I'm very lucky to have bought these 8 speed DNPs many years ago for ~£10. Totally brilliant and totally unobtainable now. Bizarrely the left hand is index-only and doesn't work well so I need to convert it to friction at some point. Right hand is spot-on though being designed purely for a Shimano 8 speed cassette.


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I have been following this thread avidly for some time and these are the conclusions I have come to...

I have been looking for all-silver thumb shifters. After checking out Paul's (stupid price and cheap looking) and Sturmey (black), I found one manufactured by Velo Orange:

http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/ ... -23-8.html

They are out of stock but I was in touch with Scott there and he says they will be back in in January. At $50 a set they are significantly cheaper than Paul's and they come with all the gubbins to retro fit down tube shifters.

Next, I purchased a set of campag record shifters from ebay for £18 and I must say they are very nice...

I plan on running a 2 x 10 set up so I'll post more as I go...

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:49 pm 
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Not cheap granted but very little in our hobby is..in the u.k. though

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/page/find/?n ... ter&page=1


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:00 am 
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Not cheap granted but very little in our hobby is..in the u.k. though

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/page/find/?n ... ter&page=1


These are very nice...

...I just make sure that the builds of mine that have them coincide with my Birthday or Christmas! :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:35 am 
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Aspire Velotech sell Pauls mounts individually.

http://www.aspirevelotech.com/Merchant2 ... L_THUMBIES


$37 which is £22.88.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:31 am 
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Any feedback on the Strumey shifters?


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Feedback on IRDs coming soon...

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:18 pm 
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From what I've read all of these (Sturmey, Sunrace, Microshift, IRD) are made by Sunrace and probably identical internally. You're paying for the materials/finish and mount. IRD have a positive magazine review on their site: http://www.interlocracing.com/shifter_review_DR152.jpg

I'm keen to see more down-tube shifters fitted as there's a whole world of possibilities yet to be explored... http://www.bikeboosting.nl/index.php?sdv10

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:28 pm 
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I remember this thread from ages ago.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... sc&start=0


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