Re: [CR]Top mount shifters.


Example: Framebuilding:Norris Lockley

From: OROBOYZ@aol.com
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 19:25:42 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Top mount shifters.
To: RDF1249@aol.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
cc: jeffrey.rumbold@navy.mil

In a message dated 10/25/2004 7:04:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, RDF1249@aol.com writes:

<< I am asking for a friend of mine who has a Somec that takes top mount shifters. It has a special block that mounts on top of the downtube and then a pair of Campy or other shifters mount on to that. See this pic in CR http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/Somec/somec_shifters.htm

Anyone know who made this piece or where to get one? >>

Hey Bob: Do you mean the braze-on? That was a kit made by Gipiemme, I bought them from Strawberry on Portland many moons ago. It was a machined block that was brazed in place, then a stamped stainless piece that attached and acted as stops for the shift lever travel. You can fabricate something like that using standard campy shifter bosses and plate. But I bet that's not what he is asking.....?

Dale Brown
Greensboro, North Carolina