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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:20 pm 
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I'm considering trying a set of these SunRace 9 speed index r/h and friction l/h shifters.

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Has anyone tried these with Shimano mechs ? What did you use and how did you get on.

http://www.charliethebikemonger.com/sun ... 3575-p.asp

Any views appreciated. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:31 pm 
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Is that price for a pair, or each? :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:40 pm 
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They seem to be listed as a single item not a pair...I found these..
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sturmey-Arche ... 6299293?pt


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:48 pm 
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I think that price is each, but they are available cheaper on ebay for a pair.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190867238187? ... 1423.l2648

I just used the link from that site because it has a bit of a description.



I'm considering trying a pair of these for a fresh build I'm collecting bits for. I was thinking I'd strip them completely and re-detail them properly 'cos they look cheaply finished. But if they don't work well with shimano mechs then I'll forget the idea.

I also have another vague idea - trying to use the SunRace mount brackets to adapt to ultegra shifters a-la- pauls thumbies.......... maybe.

I could of course, just use a 7 speed cassette with a spacer on my new hub, and use the XT thumbies I already have. Too easy though. If the hub takes a 9 speed then I want to try it out :mrgreen:

edit: beat me to it with the cheaper ones on ebay, fun_fishy_fish :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:58 pm 
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Nope, but the bike co-op I work/ed at used one on a showcase bike for a local bike+coffee shop. Seemed to work OK, and build quality is good.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:01 am 
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Joe of Loath wrote:
Nope, but the bike co-op I work/ed at used one on a showcase bike for a local bike+coffee shop. Seemed to work OK, and build quality is good.


Cheers.
Can you remember if the overall finish on them was OK or were they a bit cheap looking ? Lumpy plating, nasty powdercoat etc ?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:03 am 
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I didn't get a good look, but the bike was flawless otherwise, so I can't imagine they'd skimp on the shifters.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:26 am 
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I have a left hand friction one and it's nicely made and finished, I'd say it's easily on a par with 90s Deore shifters.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:49 pm 
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fun at fiftyish wrote:


I love the symetric photoshop effect for showing the left shifter ! :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:13 pm 
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Why not try to mod a retro one to work with 9 speed. I read you could modify or replace the index ring which is essentially a circle of metal with indents to create the index notch/click.


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