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Vintage Components - SunTour shift levers

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Downtube & Stem shifters:
Superbe braze-on shifters | Superbe braze-on shifters set #2 | Cyclone clamp-on shifters | Blue Line LD-2200 braze-on downtube shifters | Blue Line clamp-on shifters | Accushift Plus 7-speed down-tube shifters | 7-speed clamp-on down-tube shifters | 7-speed indexed stem shifters | Symmetric MK-2 downtube shifters | LD-1000 downtube clamp-on friction levers | VX clamp-on shifters | No. 3202 clamp-on friction down-tube shifters

Next-to-brake lever shifters: Command 6 & 7-speed shifters, Version 1

Thumbshifters: Mighty thumbshifters | XC Ltd 7-speed thumbshifters

Twist grip shifters: MT 8-speed MD Twist Grip Shifters

Also: Downtube cable stops for frames with braze-ons

We also have SunTour Fingertip (Barcon) shifters posted here.

See also: SunTour rear derailleurs | SunTour front derailleurs

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SunTour Superbe braze-on-on downtube friction shift levers. barely used. $80.00

Part# SL-203

We believe this is an early version of SunTour Superbe shifters

SunTour Superbe levers

In lovely condition

SunTour levers

From the back

SunTour Superbe Braze-on downtube shifters. Lightly used, $80.00

Part# SL-213

SuTour braze-on downtube shifters

Lightly used

SunTour shifter back

And from the back

SunTour Cyclone LD-1600 clamp-on downtube friction shift levers. Used, $35.00

Part# SL-239

  • Produced from the mid-1970s into the early 1980s
  • This is the second-generation Cyclone shifter

Cyclone downtube shifters

Front view

SunTour Cyclone shifters

And the back side

SunTour Blue Line LD-2200 braze-on downtube friction shifters. Used. $60.00

Part# SL-100

Produced in the late 1970s - early 1980s

Blue Line LD 2200 shifters

From the front

LD 2200 shifters

And from the back.

SunTour Blue Line clamp-on downtube friction shifters. Used, $50.00/set

Part# SL-100-CLMP

Produced in the late 1970s - early 1980s

SunTour Blue Line shifters

Front view

B;lue Line shifters

From a slightly different angle

SunTour Blue Line shifters

From the back.

Blue Line clamp-on shifters

And here's a side view.

SunTour Accushift Plus 7-speed clamp-on down-tube shifters. New old stock. $40.00

Part# 70110-AC

We have 7 boxed sets in stock

SunTour accushift plus shifters

With cables, hardware and original packaging.

SunTour Accushift shift levers

Another view

Sunb Tour Accushift levers

They are new, in the box.

SunTour 7-speed clamp-on down-tube shifters. New old stock. $35.00

Part# 70110

  • With cables & housing
  • We have two sets

SunTour 7-s[eed shifters

Just the shift levers in this picture

SunTour downtube shifters

They are new, in the bag.

SunTour 7-speed indexed stem shifters. Lightly used. $25.00

  • Perfect for restoring that mid-range city bike

SnTour stem shifter

Suntour Symmetric MK-II downtube shifters.

  • SunTour part number LD-2300
  • Produced early 1980s.
  • These friction levers require a single water-bottle type braze-on to mount them.
  • This lever set has some serious fans because as the right lever shifted the rear derailleur, an internal cam moved the left lever, automatically trimming the front derailleur, usually eliminating front derailleur chain rub.

We have two: Set# 1 | Set# 2

Suntour Symmetric MK-II downtube shifters, set# 1. used. $30.00

SunTour Symmetric levers

The lever set sits on top of the downtube. Note we have the special allen fixing bolt.

SunTour sSymmetric levers

From the bottom, showing the cam mechanism that trims the front derailleur.

Suntour Symmetric MK-II downtube shifters, set# 2. used. $30.00

Part# SL-200-01

Sun Tour Symmetric shifters

Top view

SunTour Symmetric shifters

And from the back, showing the lever trimming mechanism

SunTour LD-1000 clamp-on friction shift levers. Used, $25.00

  • Part# SL-231-02
  • Produced late 1970s-early 1980s
  • They used the same lever arms as the Symmetric levers, but in a traditional friction lever set.

Suntour LD 1000 shift levers

Simple, neat design.

SunTour shifters

From the back

SunTour LD-1900 VX clamp-on friction shifters. Used, $25.00

  • Produced around 1979
  • This was a mid-range shifter in SunTour's 1979 catalogue

Road VX clampon-on shifters

SunTour No. 3202 clamp-on friction down-tube shifters. New, $25.00

  • New, in the package, with cables & housing
  • We date this set to the mid-1970s

SunTour shifters

Note: 1 1/8" is 28.6mm, the diameter of a traditional steel downtube.

Sun Tour clamp-on shifters

New, in the factory packaging.

SunTour Command 6 & 7-speed next-to-brake-lever shifters, Version 1. New, $170.00

  • Part# 70125
  • SunTour part# SL-CD00
  • Produced in 1991
  • Long clamps allow for easy mounting alongside the brake levers (see bottom picture).

Command shifters

A simple way to get the sfiters by the brake levers.

SunTour Command shifters

New, in the box

Command shifters

Another view

56 Miyata team

Here's how the Command shifters mount on the bars. An easy way to get the shift levers up to the brake levers. To be perfectly precise, though the mounting on the bars is the same, the shifters in this picture are version 2.

SunTour Mighty Thumb Shifters, Friction. Used, $40.00/set

Not indexed, but these levers have a softly ratcheted retrofriction mechanism.

SunTour thumbshifters

Here are the levers.

SunTour thumbshifters

From another angle

SunTour mighty Thub Shifters

And from a third and final angle.

SunTour XC Ltd 7-Speed thumbshifters. New old stock, $100.00/set

Part# 70302

  • We have two sets in stock
  • These shifters can be set to friction.
  • We believe they were produced in the early 1990s.
  • These are new old stock, in the box with cables, housing and directions.

XC Pro thumbshifters

New old stock, in the original box.

XC Pro thumbshifters

Here they are, out of the box.

SunTour Thumbshifters

Nice and new and ready for your bike.

SunTour thumbshifters

From another angle

SunTour XC Pro thumbshifter

Here's the info on the box.

SunTour MT 8-speed MD Twist Grip Shifters. New, $400.00

Here's SunTour's 1993 ad for these shifters:

MT twist shifter

SunTour MT twist shifters

New, and beautifully finished.

SunTour MT shifters

And the other side.

Downtube cable stops for frames with braze-on shifter bosses. New, $35.00

  • If you want to use brake lever or fingertip shifters and your frame has braze-ons for downtube shifters, here's what you need.

SunTour braze-on cable stops