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Old October 26th 03, 01:32 AM
David Kerber
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Default Profile Design "swift shift" and shift adapter

I posted this in r.b.misc and never got a response, so I'm trying in
..tech:

Has anybody tried the Profile Design "Swift Shift" and/or their shift
adapter product with their aerobars? If so, how well does it work?
Does the adapter work reasonably well (it's intended to allow you to use
both a downtube shifter on the aerobar and your integrated shifter on
the regular bars)?

Also, how much does the adapter cost? My LBS doesn't carry them and I
can't find it online either. I did find the Swift Shift for $40.

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Old October 27th 03, 12:16 AM
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Default Profile Design "swift shift" and shift adapter

David Kerber wrote:

I posted this in r.b.misc and never got a response, so I'm trying in
.tech:

Has anybody tried the Profile Design "Swift Shift" and/or their shift
adapter product with their aerobars? If so, how well does it work?
Does the adapter work reasonably well (it's intended to allow you to use
both a downtube shifter on the aerobar and your integrated shifter on
the regular bars)?

Also, how much does the adapter cost? My LBS doesn't carry them and I
can't find it online either. I did find the Swift Shift for $40.

I've installed a lot of them. They are quite simple and
accept any Campagnolo-standard square boss shifter with 5mm
screw( even Shimano changed to that fromat from their whacky
teardrop boss and 4.5mm screw). SwiftShift takes anything
from a classic friction lever set to Campagnolo BarCon controls.

It can _replace_ your Ergo/Sti levers but cannot ( I was
going to say "obviously" but maybe it isn't) be used in
conjunction _with_ another shifter. It takes ten or twenty
minutes to pull the cables from your shifters and install
the other system.

Should be $40 at any place which services triathlon bikes.
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Old October 27th 03, 02:12 AM
David Kerber
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Default Profile Design "swift shift" and shift adapter

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David Kerber wrote:

I posted this in r.b.misc and never got a response, so I'm trying in
.tech:

Has anybody tried the Profile Design "Swift Shift" and/or their shift
adapter product with their aerobars? If so, how well does it work?
Does the adapter work reasonably well (it's intended to allow you to use
both a downtube shifter on the aerobar and your integrated shifter on
the regular bars)?

Also, how much does the adapter cost? My LBS doesn't carry them and I
can't find it online either. I did find the Swift Shift for $40.

I've installed a lot of them. They are quite simple and
accept any Campagnolo-standard square boss shifter with 5mm
screw( even Shimano changed to that fromat from their whacky
teardrop boss and 4.5mm screw). SwiftShift takes anything
from a classic friction lever set to Campagnolo BarCon controls.

It can _replace_ your Ergo/Sti levers but cannot ( I was
going to say "obviously" but maybe it isn't) be used in
conjunction _with_ another shifter. It takes ten or twenty
minutes to pull the cables from your shifters and install
the other system.

Should be $40 at any place which services triathlon bikes.


Thanks for the info. What little I could find on the adapter (not the
"swift shift" seemed to indicate that it is supposed to let you use both
a swift-shift-mounted shifter, and the regular STI's, but I couldn't be
absolutely certain from the description.


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Old November 14th 03, 12:24 AM
David Kerber
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Default Profile Design "swift shift" and shift adapter

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In article ,
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Has anybody tried the Profile Design "Swift Shift" and/or their shift
adapter product with their aerobars? If so, how well does it work?
Does the adapter work reasonably well (it's intended to allow you to use
both a downtube shifter on the aerobar and your integrated shifter on
the regular bars)?
Also, how much does the adapter cost? My LBS doesn't carry them and I
can't find it online either. I did find the Swift Shift for $40.


It's regularly priced at $40 at shops (like us) who do
triathlon setups. Been around a while, it's neither rare nor
exotic. A phone call away for any LBS who cares enough to
close a $40 sale instead of whining.

Swift Shift is simply a downtube lever mount which fits at
the end of a Profile aerobar. Any standard square-mount DT
shifter fits fine with no tools or special knowledge required.

I'm not sure if you implied this or if I inferred it, but
you cannot pass the cable through another lever as with
those new top levers for brakes. If you want to use both
shifters alternately, you're in for a cable change each time.


Thanks for the response.

He doesn't carry them, but has installed the Swift Shift before. He
didn't know anything about the STI adapter, which according to the
catalog is supposed to allow you to use *both* the regular STI levers
and the bar-mounted shifter.

I was wondering if anybody had tried it and if it worked. Looking at a
picture I found on the internet of it with the top removed, it looks
like you set one of the shifters to its most relaxed position when you
want to use the other one, and both cables connect to a block which then
pulls on the cable which goes to the ders.


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Old November 17th 03, 09:37 PM
Jasper Janssen
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Default Profile Design "swift shift" and shift adapter

On Thu, 13 Nov 2003 19:24:28 -0500, David Kerber
wrote:

I was wondering if anybody had tried it and if it worked. Looking at a
picture I found on the internet of it with the top removed, it looks
like you set one of the shifters to its most relaxed position when you
want to use the other one, and both cables connect to a block which then
pulls on the cable which goes to the ders.


Yeah, that should work. You'd need the block to move along a set of rails
to keep it straight rather thasn pulling to one side or the other
depending on which shifter is being used, I'd imagine. A set of rails
suitable for this could probably be easily salvaged from an old cdrom
drive.

Jasper
 




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