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Sunrace R80 8 Spd Down Tube Shifters - Braze On - Pair

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Replacement for Shimano 7 and 8 speed shifters
- Speeds: R = Index 8 / L = Friction 3/2
- Mounting: Braze On
- Cable Type: Slick Galvanized
- Casing Compatibility: R = SP / L = 2SP and above
- Average Weight: 119g
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Questions & Answers (9) Q & A
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Overall Product Rating 5 / 5
Good value
By Joseph Dyson
05 Aug 2020
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ProsCheap and do the job. Don’t look cheap.
Work well with a 7 speed freewheel and vintage Dura Ace mech.
it doesn't look cheap, impressively pretty
By Totto
16 Jan 2020
5 / 5
I recommend this product
Consnone so far
Prosbeautiful, functional, value for money
The levers look better than the catalogue photos. They are well-polished and won't see the casting line. Not overly chrome-like shiny. The levers area a lot larger than Campa or Huret levers and offer plenty of purchase.

The 8speed side you can choose friction/index by turning the silver ring part. The fiction left lever has ratchet mechanism so if you memorise how many clicks to shift to a larger chainring you can use it almost as an index shifter.

It is compatible with various mounting options marketed under Sunrace/Sturmey Archer kit if you wish to swap around.
Questions & Answers (9)
Can I use this whit Shimano RD R2000 Claris
19 Apr 2021
Is this product compatible with the new Shimano Claris 8spd series.
Thank you for your enquiry, yes will be fine

WD 19/04/21
Please how do Convert from friction to index?
16 Apr 2020
When I fitted the right hand it was set to friction, I have taken it off and tried everything to figure out how to convert it to index which is what I need, please help!
The 8 speed side is not switchable to friction RT 17/04/2020
Can these be used sis and friction if needed?
05 Dec 2019
Hi there,

The left hand is friction and the right hand is index so you can use them together without an issue.

Can these be used for barends?
25 Feb 2019
I have an old Shimano barend shifter with broken handles, seeing as these use same braze bosses as Shimano, would it be possible to mount them on my old Shimano barends if i remove the old broken handles?
This will probably work, but we honestly have not tested it!

Thanks - 26/02/19
Do Shimano and Sunrace use the same braze bosses ?
04 Nov 2018

Thank you for your enquiry, I can confirm that the Shimano & Sunrace use the same braze bosses. I hope this helps.

Regards 05/11/18
Hi there, are these indexed to suit Shimano or Campag? Or do they provide both types?
14 Oct 2018
These are to suit Shimano, and will not work with Campagnolo.

Thanks - 16/10/18
converting gears
27 Sep 2017
Hi I currently have an 18 speed set up on my dawes galaxy, I have a new set of wheels to take an 8 speed freehub could I use these ok also adding a new derailleur and chain. I also believe my current spacing is 126mm for the rear wheel but an 130mm will fit in. And lastly will the front triple work ok with this set up. Many Thanks

These shifters should be fine for use with an 8spd rear derailleur and a triple front derailleur.

7 Speed
17 Apr 2016
Will these work with 7 speed cassette ?

In theory you could use these with a 7spd cassettes but as the shifters are 8spd you would just have an extra click that didn't do anything.

Is It Possible To Use The Right Hand Lever In Friction Mode
12 Mar 2016
Is it possible to use the right hand lever in friction mode or will it only work in index mode?

The right hand shifter can only be used in the index mode I'm afraid.