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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 10:28 am 
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howlindawg wrote:
Collier_mk2 wrote:
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What's going on with the downtube shifters and cables? :?

Well the frame had no braze ons for the cables for my mirage set up,so I ordered some Campag shifters so I could use the bracket part only and then i would be all good but.....I love the look of the shifters now :roll: so now I’m in a dilemma,I want to keep shifters for aesthetics but my shifters on brakes for every day use so I came up with this till I can think off something else :facepalm: unless anyone has any suggestions..nice ones I’m not a bike builder and just getting into it so maybe there is something I’ve not seen
Anyway it rides nice lol will look nicer once get my wheel back


Maybe you could use the band to attach adjusters like the image below rather than the shifters?


Or.... keep it as it is until you find what you really need.... from back in the day when bar-end shifters were cutting-edge! :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 10:48 am 
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Peachy! wrote:
Or.... keep it as it is until you find what you really need.... from back in the day when bar-end shifters were cutting-edge! :lol:


Yup, that's the proper retro job! :D


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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 4:54 pm 
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howlindawg wrote:
Collier_mk2 wrote:
howlindawg wrote:
What's going on with the downtube shifters and cables? :?

Well the frame had no braze ons for the cables for my mirage set up,so I ordered some Campag shifters so I could use the bracket part only and then i would be all good but.....I love the look of the shifters now :roll: so now I’m in a dilemma,I want to keep shifters for aesthetics but my shifters on brakes for every day use so I came up with this till I can think off something else :facepalm: unless anyone has any suggestions..nice ones I’m not a bike builder and just getting into it so maybe there is something I’ve not seen
Anyway it rides nice lol will look nicer once get my wheel back


Maybe you could use the band to attach adjusters like the image below rather than the shifters?

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Hi mate Nice bike...yeah I’ve got them off the donor bike but..I like the look off the shifters so I don’t know I need a cable now anyways as it’s got a kink and snagging in outer...and my dream of my sciroccos on it have been dashed so now need some wheels..... it’s never ending :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 5:01 pm 
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Peachy! I missed one of these on eBay £45 from USA
Gotta be a way of utilising the shifters as I do love the look of them...but love the modern brake/shifters


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:00 am 
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Just spotted this at a much more sensible price....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174294803664


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:36 am 
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You can always go crazy and use bolt on downtube shifter mounts to attach the Shimano cable stops to

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:38 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:15 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
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Nice and nice bike 8)


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