I recently acquired a set of NOS Suntour 'Sprint' downtube friction shifter levers from circa 1987 for £9.50 off ebay (beautifully made - the best I've ever seen...with a terrific ratchet mechanism). However, when trying to mount them onto the road bike downtube bosses they appear to not fit. Regular Shimano downtube shifters are fine, but not these suckers
I intended to use them with Pauls Thumbies for maintenance-free MTB touring as well.
Some detective work mentioned a need for spacers: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stronglight/3430476621/
Are these available in the shops, or could they be fashioned from ordinary washers from hardware stores and what not?
_________________MTB1995 GT Tequesta custom chocolate (winter XC and rugged touring)
, 1998 Sunn Notion
, 2012 On-One Scandal (XC Race)Road1987 Atala Corsa Columbus Aelle (winter bike)
, 1989 Scapin Atec Columbus Cromor (set up for time trial)
, 2012 Bob Jackson Olympus Reynolds 631 (summer best)
, 2012 Planet-X Kaffenback (cyclocross, 700c tourer)
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