These permit switching between indexed and friction shifting.
Complete with cables, housing and down-tube cable stops for attachment to down-tube braze-ons. If your bike doesn't have the braze-ons, you also need to buy a pair of clamp-on cable stops.
The 7-speed units are no longer available, but the 8-speed shifters actually work quite well with 7-speed cassettes, especially with modern rear derailers.
9-speed for the not-so rich! These work with Ultegra, 105, RSX and all other recent Shimano derailers except pre-1997 Dura-Ace. Convert an 8-speed bike to 9-speed with these shifters, new 9-speed cassette, and chain.
These are compatible with all Shimano 9-speed equipment.
Origin8 Downtube Shifter Adaptor FS1050Perfect for mounting downtube shifters on bikes with no braze-ons.
Fits frame tubes 28.6 (1-1/8") to 31.8 (1-1/4") (w/ shim).
Machined alloy construction.
Black anodized finish.
Model Speeds Price Features Various Mfrs. LD505
Friction fronts. 5 spd(friction)rear.
Inner cables included, no housing
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