I know several very successful racers who preferred to have the rear set up with a bar end shifter and the front on the DT. I always assumed this Cam pagnolo set up to be a Cyclocross variant with the same concept in mind. I have one in my box and keep looking for an application to use it.
Los Altos, CA, USA
> Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 13:23:35 +0000
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> Subject: Re: [CR] Left handed downtube shifter
> Hi Rob. I've got a couple. I can only guess they were for a Gran Sport fr on
> t w/ a Cambio Corsa or Roubaix rod activated rear. Also I'v got an old It al
> ian bike set up for a bar-end shifter for the rear der. that has through th
> e down tube and r. chainstay internal cable routing. It would also work w /
> that configuration. Billy Ketchum; Chicago, IL; USA.
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> Subject: [CR] Left handed downtube shifter
> Looking to build up a five speed I purchased, unseen, a single sided
> down tube shifter; Only to find that this Campy shifter is made
> for the left side of the downtube. What would this be for?
> Rob Williams
> Seattle USA