Don't throw out those vintage downtube shifters - they're the perfect match for city bikes, tourers, and porteurs! They're lightweight, simple, inexpensive, and are compatible with almost any front and rear derailleur. Although, they can be a pain to reach for in traffic.
The VO Thumb Shifter Mounts allow you to mount downtube and bar-end shifters on your handlebars. These thumbies put your shifter within easy reach while avoiding the complexity of brifters. They can even be used on drop bars.
- Compatible with any standard road, mtb, and city handlebars (22.2 and 23.8mm grip area)
- Hinged design so you don't need to remove any components or accessories for installation
- Integrated barrel adjustor to dial in cable tension on the fly
- They fit Dia-Compe Downtube Shifters, Dia-Compe Bar End Shifters, Shimano 10/9/8 speed Bar End shifters in addition to a ton of vintage downtube and bar-end shifters
Sold as a pair. Shifters not included.
Note: Not compatible with Microshift shifters (the shifter is too tall) or Dia-Compe 11s road/10s dynasys shifters.
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Had vintage Suntour downtube shifters. Added 5mm aluminum axle spacer between each lever and mount. Made for perfect alignment and works great!
These are the perfect solution for shifting with my favorite cockpit setup. To get them to work with Shimano L422 ratcheting downtube shifters I did have to steal a part from some Shimano bar end shifters, and also swap / invert left and right shifters, but the result is optimal.
If you love using Shimano Bar-Cons and need a thumbmount conversion- this is a well made and ideal solution! Includes multiple bar mount diameter adapters to convert to your favorite flat handlebar.
They are so nice. With my Sun Tour Power down tube shifters, the shifting is smooth and so handy and easy to reach. Works great with my Porter handle bars
I have used these thumb shifter mounts on three different touring / city bike conversions, and they are just excellent. Overall build quality and durability are great. Beautiful, polished finish. The hinged design allows you to install and remove without grip or brake lever removal. The included shims are of nice quality and variable sizes. Very happy with these. I have used them with Shimano 9 and 10 speed bar ends as well as a set of vintage bar ends.