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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:52 am 
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In my experience, take offs work much better with downtube shifters than bar end shifters.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:24 pm 
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Good point LGF... If bar end shifters won't work properly, it should be possible to grind down the TakeOff plate and either fit a newer thumbshifter version or adapt a plastic Magura type clamp adapter for the old Thumbies - longer bolt needed too I guess) Now that would be cool. Just trying to find a fast 'cheaper' solution for the desperate group all hunting WTB adapters :facepalm:

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First pics shows connector base of Paul Component suitable for new style thumbshifter.

Second pic shows Magura plastic old style thumbshifter clamps which should be adaptable with a drill and Dremmel to fit over the TakeOff to allow fitting of XT M730 7speed thumbies.

Third pics shows TakeOff connector base which would need to be ground down and adapted. Maybe it's possible to 'thread' the cable holder piece so you can fit the adjustable barrel adjuster on it...

Just sold my Salsa roller P10/ WTB Spesh bar/stem combo, so will never know. Just thinking aloud :D


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 Post subject: Re: shifter pods by WTB
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:56 pm 
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Nothing new here - just a bump to keep this alive :facepalm:


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 Post subject: Re: shifter pods by WTB
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:38 pm 
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Was the repros ever made?


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 Post subject: Re: shifter pods by WTB
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:21 pm 
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Not yet 8)


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 Post subject: Re: shifter pods by WTB
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:31 am 
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Personally, I went with DKGs. I'm happy to have them given the likelihood of anyone re-popping multi-mounts successfully.

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 Post subject: Re: shifter pods by WTB
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:23 pm 
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The DKGs looks good. Possible to buy that some place? Maybe as easy to find as the WTBs...?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:53 pm 
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Those DKGs look great 8) I have the ‘hard to find’ orphan part of one. Its original WTB and needs to have two broken off pins removed from it - possibly or it might be ok and NOT interfere with the pin base of a thumb shifter, depending on its orientation.. I was hoping to use it as a template to get some repros made but it seems to be easier to get a man on the moon :lol: Looking to get back what i paid £20 PPG + shipping.

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I’ll take it. We have some 5 axis mills at work and someone in our prototype shop could scene and design one I’m sure. These mills cut PEEK, titanium and aluminum tools for customized cranial implants with much more complex geometry than that shifter mount.


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That’s a result! If you can have any made, I’ll buy a set. I have some command shifters, so can use the bar clamps from those.


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