Dia-Compe Braze-On Down Tube Shifters - Power Ratchet Friction Control

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Downtube Shift Levers
Braze-on Downtube frame fit.
Power Ratchet friction control.
No Index positions… works with all systems.
Sold in Pairs.
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Product Reviews (2)
Overall Product Rating 4.5 / 5
Well engineered and good looking
By Stuart Smith
02 May 2018
5 / 5
I recommend this product
Look good and work well. I was unsure at first about the mounting plates, which didn't seem as though they would cover the bosses, but in fact they look great.
Very Smooth Action.
By Thomas Adams
28 Jun 2012
4 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsNo disassembly
These allow for very good control and don't come unstuck (they don't suddenly lose the friction part of friction shifting). Very pleasant to use with an old school setup.
Questions & Answers (12)
Can i use this with shimano deore m4100?
17 Oct 2023
Is this compatible with my build? Using surly long haul trucker (frame) and will be using 10 speed 11-46t and crank of 36-26t ? Thanks
Thank you for your enquiry. These shifters should work fine with this set up as they are Friction & not indexed & they will pull enough cable.
Kind Regards. JP 18/10/23
difference with the ENE version
18 Apr 2023
Hi, what is the difference with this product (Dia-Compe) and the Dia-Compe ENE Down Tube Shifters? Would one be better with a 10-11 speed then then other? Thanks
The ENE models feature a more retro feel and finish than the standard versions, depending on how many speeds you are running the friction shifters might not work as there is not enough cable pull to work with some gear systems notably 11/12 speed. SK 20/04/23
Can the right lever pull enough cable for a Shimano Ten Speed System
17 May 2021
Thank you for your enquiry, yes they will be fine on 10spd

WD 18/05/21
Will these fit on a 1961 Hetchins.
10 Jan 2021
It has fairly standard looking bosses but in addition (on each side) has extra thin and short rods that seem to interfere with a standard lever attachment. They are like strong wire that look like they should be used to hold a housing in place. Does this lever attach to a standard Campag boss.
We cannot confirm this for certain I'm afraid. They fit standard down tube bosses- im unaware that Camganolo has a specific design only for their shifters.

Thanks! 13.01.21
Does it work with Shimano sora
06 Oct 2020
No Index positions… works with all systems.

Thanks - 06/10/20
26 May 2019
Hi, does this item comes with cables...and can you issue a VAT invoice for my purchase
Hi, cables are not included. Yes you will get a VAT invoice. Thanks 29/05/2019
Can these be used with Jteks thumb shifter holders?
03 May 2018
Hi there,

They should be suitable, we have not directly tested those so there may be some slight compatibility issues.

How Much Cable Pull?
27 Jun 2017
How much cable will this shifter pull. I need 38mm for a Shimano Deore XT long cage, I'm not bothered about whether the indexing matches (although it would be interesting to know) so long as there is enough cable pull in friction mode.

These shifters are friction only so they don't have an indexed setting anyway but they will pull sufficient cable for use with a Deore XT rear derailleur.

Can I Use With Origin8 Down Tube Shift Adapter - 28.6-31.8Mm
09 Jun 2017
I have a 28.6mm steel frame without braze-on fittings. Will the Origin 8 fitting work with the Dia-Compe friction shifters ?

We believe they will work.

Dia Compe Downtube Shifters
24 Mar 2017
Are these shifters the ones that come with the bigger right side barrel to accomodate 50mm cable pull?

This is just the standard version with equal sized barrels.

Weight Of Pair
03 Dec 2016
can I also get outer cables anchor plates plz

This pair of shifters weigh 66grams, the anchor plates and fixing bolts are included as well despite not being photographed.

Will These Work With An Campag Athena 11 Speed Set?
29 Apr 2016
Would like to mate these with a silver Athena 11 speed drive train on a Retro I am building.

As these shifters are friction they should be absolutely fine for use with your Campagnolo 11spd group set.