Thumb Shifter Mounts
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.
Used these with my Rivendell Silver Shifters (same internals as Dia-Compe as far as I can tell). The pods work great. Nice that you can install without messing with the grips due to the hinge and the shims have flanges so they stay put.
Feels like a new bike with all my old components
Using these on bullhorn bars with old rivendell silver friction shifters, works perfectly. Fit and finish is excellent.
The are well make and work great!
Thumb mounts look nice and are more affordable than some other alternatives. Riv Silver2 Shifters mount nicely!