lets see those old school / custom shifters.

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  1. icyuod2

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    like the title says, post pic's of your old ,original or custom shifters.

    heres a couple of mine to get things started.
    n.o.s. suntour shifter. i added the filework (chain saw file) and eightball
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    old sportshift 3 speed(sturmey shifter) on an old ccm cougar.
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    another old sportshift(sturmey) found on a few of my bikes. (ccm marauder,ccm avenger)
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    i made this using parts from an old 3 speed thumb shifter welded to the frame. ss and another of those gold eight balls i love so much.
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    and i just started working on this one. gaboon ebony skull, with ss shaft.
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    lets see all those wierd and wonderful shifters. (please and thx)
     
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    I like that CCM muscle bike
     
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    that is so friggin cool! more close ups/explainations please!
     
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    ccm maurader, just got that one. (been a long search for 1 i could afford)
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    i gotta know where you got the gold 8 balls from
     
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    Heres what I came up with for my 24'' Schwinn Sting Ray. It's the top 8'' of a '66 VW Beetle shift lever. The bottom, I made from flat stock and the frame bracket is from a ten speed Suntour shifter set from the '70's?

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    thats pretty slick! i like it alot. the piece that attaches the cable is a nice touch also, make's it look good and old. :)
     
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    I made that cable pivot out of a tin can lid, doubled over, and cut about a 1/2'' wide. The gold color is the inside of the lid. Just drilled a hole for the cable and the pivot. Not too good of a pic. Dang! My bikes got a flat this morning! :cry:

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    thx quanah

    your linkage gave me a great idea for mine.
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    Thats Cool !!!
     
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    Icy, I was gonna use a piece of chrome, (nickle)?, plated chain also, just a link or a few, but didn't come up with a good way to attach the cable. I have a few ideas now and I'm sure you'll work it out. Lookin' forward to seeing your solution!
     
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    Here's my first attempt. cut up shimano 3 speed thumb shifter, bent 3 feet of weldable steel and bolted/welded it to the thumb shifter. i still need to do some more bending so i can get in to all gears while riding :roll: , and find a pineapple grenade for a shift knob 8)
     
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    with a login name "kingofpainftw" i expected to see a corrosion of comformity skull on there (all spikey-bound to draw blood)instead ya got a child proofed shifter knob :)

    just razzin, i love it. tennis ball included!
     
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    haha safety first :roll: , the tennis ball is just a temp until i can decide on the pineapple grenade or revolver.
     
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    i just thought of possibly the best custom shifter yet..and probably shouldnt say it because somebody might steal it..but ohwell

    old meatcleaver with pinstriping!

    one with some nice patina on the blade and a weathered handle :D
     
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    thought about using an old machette, but figured i'd end up hurting myself. :)

    if ya removed the sharp edge, and used the blade of the clever for the shifter handle, a few finger shape notches in the blade, would make it look like it was cutting through all your fingers when ya grapped it. :p
     
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    Maybe I shouldn't give up my idea for one, but what the heck, I have been wanting to use one of these WWI german trench knives with brass knuckles for a shift lever. I figure you could heat the blade down low to take the temper out of it so you could drill a hole in it, may have to use a masonry bit, with the tip ground like a metal cutting bit... I know this works on car leaf springs without heat.

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    Finally get to post in this thread, bump!

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