I have a bike in progress that will use Shimano bar end shifters, but I am putting on a Jones Loop Bar. I am ordering a set of Paul's Thumbies, but they will take over a month to reach me. In the meantime, my bike is my only vehicle.
I am looking for how I can set it up in the interim until my Thumbies arrive.
One solution I have seen is using hose clamps, one around the stem and one around the base of the shifter, to attach it to the bike.
Another option I am considering is to put the bar ends into an accessory bar like this one below. I know the external diameter is 22.2 mm but nowhere lists and internal diameter. It is on a webstore, not a local shop, so I cannot just go measure it myself.
Has anyone dealt done a similar conversion and have any success?
Does anyone have other suggestions for how to get it to work for three or four weeks?