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Details about  New-Old-Stock Suntour Sprint Down Tube Shifters...Braze-On Model

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New-Old-Stock Suntour Sprint Down Tube Shifters...Braze-On Model
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11 Oct, 2014 02:44:59 AEDST
US $69.99
Approximately AU $96.84(including postage)
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Argonia, Kansas, United States


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New-Old-Stock Suntour Sprint Down Tube Shifters...Braze-On Model
Thank you for your interest in this item and please visit our store for other offerings. We have very reasonable shipping terms and combine orders to save money (for customers) on shipping costs. We also maintain customer friendly return/refund/exchange policies.

Product Description:

This offering is for one set of new-old-stock Suntour Sprint shifters (Model LD-4850). These are probably the nicest friction-based shifters we have available. Their vintage is mid to late 80's, which pre-dates index shifting, and they are very close to Suntour's top-of-the-line (with only the Suntour Superbe Pro product line considered to be superior at the time). They are not finished (polished) as nice as the Superbe Pro equivalent shifters, but the all alloy levers still show very well, as would be expected of any high-end down tube shifter set.

Please also note that while these shifters are a friction-only model, they do incorporate Suntour's ratcheting design, so the shifters make a series of small "clicks" as the levers are pulled through the gears. Functionally, I do not believe there is a significant benefit to this design over silent friction shifters, but Suntour appears to have reserved this design for some of their better quality down tube shifters and we do get a fair number of folks asking about this design feature (so we thought it was worth mentioning herein).

As for condition, all the sets that we have are new and in their original retail box. Also (and as noted above), each set includes the full complement of shifter cables (albeit quite old) and one piece of cable housing for the length of cable that wraps around the rear dropout on it's way to the rear derailleur. Please also keep in mind these are braze-on model shifters, so they will only be compatible with frames that include down tube shifter bosses (and please refer to the discussion that follow regarding down tube mounting).

Down tube mounting discussion...
If you look closely at the pictures to the left, and particularly the last couple of pictures that show a close-up of the mounting instructions included with the offering, you will notice these shifters pre-date the use of fat spacers/adapters that often accompany index shifters. Instead, these shifters use thinner spacers, which will still allow for clean braze-on mounting on most vintage steel frames. In other words, these thinner spacers/adapters are designed to accomodate most shifter bosses found on a vintage 28.6 mm steel down tube...resulting in a nice/clean look.

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