If you’re familiar with our way of doing things, you know we rarely back down from a challenge or chance to do something different. Take this steel Gunnar for instance. Our longtime customer had destroyed a pair of SRAM Rival shifters (because ‘cross – duh) and needed to get back on the road.

The rest of his drivetrain was in excellent shape however, so we did what any capable repair shop would do and improvised. We dug into our many bins of parts and found a pair of SRAM barend shifters, a pair of Gevenalle brake levers, and a pair of Gevenalle mounts and went to work.

Brandon took the Dremel to the shifters and the Gevenalle mounts to make a perfect fit and then slapped the whole thing back together. This is a custom solution to a somewhat common problem (if you race ‘cross that is…) that ended up looking and working quite well.

So the next time you have a problem that seems like it might be a bit too much to solve, bring your bike into the shop. You’d be surprised at what we can do when we put our collective brains together. No, seriously!

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3 Responses to “Back from the dead: SRAM meets Gevenalle”

  1. Tim on

    Nice work. I’d love to see a step-by-step of this, just to see what Dremel mods were done to make this work.

    • Roger on

      YES!! I’m in this exact same situation… I’d love to make this happen. I wonder why Gevenalle has not productionized this?

  2. daren on

    Any chance we could get a pic of the shifter after the dermal action so we can see what was removed? This is awesome!