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  1. #1
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    Mountain LX Thumbshifters

    I got a set of these for a great deal NOS but they did not have any bases. I thought they would use the same base as the other Shimano Thumbshifters I have but they do not. Anyone know of bases that would work for these? I would be very interested in finding some. They are nice looking shifters but kinda pointless unless I can mount them.

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    IIRC, they mount directly to the Mountain LX brake levers, which were clunky plastic covered pieces of garbage.

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    Bummer, was hoping there was a set of alternate bases that I might be able to use with them. Would be nice to use on a simple commuter frame that I don't want to put a nice set on.

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    You'd have to find a pair of steel clamps from a pair of Deore 6 or 7 speed thumbshifters, then re-drill the bases to fit the 4 pins on the bottom of the Mountain LX shifter, which are a smaller pattern than the Deore.

    It's tedious, but can work in a pinch.

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    I think if you get a set of MT60 thumbshifters that would work, but then oldskool right you'd have to redrill holes but no one would know.
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