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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:15 pm 
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I am trying to fit some Shimano 600 down tube shifters on my frame .
trouble is that the spacers are rounded to fit around the down tube .

on my frame they need to be flat .

any idea where i could find such spacers ?
frame is from 1992 , and was originally fitted with down tube shifters so they must exist somewhere .


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:40 pm 
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I assume you mean the frame tubes arent a round profile- flat or oval? You could file the curves (lips) off to make them flat, but its irreversible for any future frame use.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:16 pm 
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Frame is carbon, but they added extra material to make it square.

Yes I did think about filing them but would prefer to find the correct ones.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:01 pm 
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Hi,

Have a look here -

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/gear-spares-(other)-dept274_pg1/#page=7&page=7

there are some bits and bobs which may help solve your problem.

Richard


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:26 pm 
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i think that is it .

thank you .


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:29 pm 
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Great stuff.

That is a good site for odd bits.

Richard


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:56 am 
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I have a set that I'll swap for your regular ones.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:29 pm 
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I need a pair of rounded ones if you want to sell them when you get the flat ones.

Carl.


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