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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:22 pm 
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My D'back Ascent has combined shifter/levers - the shifters Exage Mountain 6 speed "thumbies" and the levers BL - M451. The shifters are bolted from the underside on to the main unit. I like the shifters but not the levers! Is there any accepted/easy way of mounting the shifters alone?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:45 pm 
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can you show me a side -on and underside pic of the shifters? I have some mounts for older Shimano indexed thumbies - they use a smaller fitting and are shallower than DeoreII


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:02 pm 
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I doubt that this is clear enough, LGF - but more will require daylight in the a.m.!

The hex head bolt that attaches the shifter is to the right. There are two "grooves" in the mount where it wraps beneath the front/underneath of the 'bars.

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Thanks for response.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:09 pm 
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Light Action, Exage Country/Trial/Mountain, Mountain LX are all compatible with each other and nothing else. Standalone mounts are surprisingly hard to find though, especially intact with plastic cable guides.

Bit more info/pics here: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=231866


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:10 pm 
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oldave wrote:
I doubt that this is clear enough, LGF - but more will require daylight in the a.m.!

The hex head bolt that attaches the shifter is to the right. There are two "grooves" in the mount where it wraps beneath the front/underneath of the 'bars.

Image

Thanks for response.


If you can send me the shifters, I have mounts that fit.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:21 pm 
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Thanks both - as I suspected not as easy as I hoped. Nothing new there then!

When I figure out a good time to go without the bike for a while, then I'll be in touch, LGF - and arrange an appropriate fee. My thanks for the offer.


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