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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:00 pm 
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Hi all,

I'd like to upgrade the downtube shifters of my Peugeot P8 as they don't hold the position and I have to keep on adjusting it if I don't want to gradually shift to higher gears as I go.

Any suggestion? The stock shifters look like poor quality items, made of plastic. Ideally I'd mount an indexed shifter but I'm not sure I can without changing other components too, which I don't want to do.
Is there such thing as a friction shifter that holds the position? I guess so or nobody would use them.

Cheers,

Ugo


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:03 pm 
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The best 'Friction' shifters are Simplex Retrofriction shifters

http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx? ... AbsPos=268


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:09 pm 
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Thanks.
What makes them the best?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:13 pm 
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They have an internal clutch sort of mechanism which stops them from slipping and the feel fantastic to use 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:17 pm 
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Interesting!
And what about modern shifters?
It wouldn't be an original part in any case so i may as well go for something easy to find.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:25 pm 
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Microshift make modern downtube shifters and they have a friction mode on them :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:01 pm 
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+1for post #2for an 80's bike The fitting of any others is a no brainer


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