Downtube braze-ons

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by kazam, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. kazam

    kazam New Member

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    I have Dura-Ace downtube shifters that are mounted on braze-ons. This is old 7400 series Dura-Ace. When I removed the shifters for cleaning the plastic part between the frame and the actual lever broke. They we're just too old and simply fell apart.

    Is this a standard part?

    I noticed that the new 7800 series brake/shift levers use this point to attach a cable stop.

    Can I keep my braze-ons and use it with new stuff?

    Will Campagnolo gear fit these braze-ons?

    Thanks,
    kazam
     
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  2. John M

    John M New Member

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    Is this a standard part?
    No, but you can probably still get one.
    Go to a good local shop--they should have an old parts bin from which you can scrap that little plastic piece or a whole shifter. It is unlikely that you can get that old of a part as a replacement through Shimano.

    I noticed that the new 7800 series brake/shift levers use this point to attach a cable stop.

    Can I keep my braze-ons and use it with new stuff?


    Yes. The cable stops fit standard braze-ons

    Will Campagnolo gear fit these braze-ons?


    Yes
     
  3. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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    You can still buy new DA down tube shifters. SL-7800
     
  4. serenaslu

    serenaslu New Member

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    If you are talking about the boss covers, I don't know for sure, but I thought that part was common for the previous couple of generations of the Shimano downtube shifters.
    See:
    http://bike.shimano.com/media/cycling/techdocs/en/bikecomponents/SL/EV-SL-7800_v1_m56577569830536461.pdf

    many LBS will have new ones in stock in their small parts inventory for you to compare. They can also be had from some on=line vendors such as:

    http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi?d=single&c=Shifter&sc=Miscellaneous%20Shimano&tc=Mounts&item_id=SH-6433810-1&id=3626308158
     
  5. kazam

    kazam New Member

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    Yes, those are the ones! Loosescrews says that they are the same for all downtube shifters and they certainly look like in the PDF.

    Great, thanks

    /kazam
     
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