Fw: Re: Nexus/Alfine Brifter
- Sent to me direct and so I forwarded it to the group.
--- On Mon, 3/16/09, gerbilfood4me <gerbilfood4me@...> wrote:
> From: gerbilfood4me <gerbilfood4me@...>
> Subject: Re: Nexus/Alfine Brifter
> To: "Rich Wood" <astronut1001@...>
> Date: Monday, March 16, 2009, 1:53 AM
> I still have yet to get used to having gear indicators. I
> grew up without them so I regularly forget to look at them.
> I still catch myself looking at the chainrings to see where
> I am (SRAM trigger shifters).
> Not so sure I'd be a fan of an indicator on a brifter
> either. They do make them for derailleur shifting on a
> I just realized I have blasphemed and spoken of derailleurs
> on this board.
> I shall say twenty "Hail Sturmeys" as pennance.
> --- In Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com, "Rich
> Wood" <astronut1001@...> wrote:
> > Darol;
> > Personally I have never been able to figure out why a
> gear indicator is needed. They are on almost all IGH
> shifters and on MTB derailleur shifters but not on road bike
> derailleur shifters normally. Down tube shifters and bar
> ends have not had them and road brifters do not from what I
> have seen.
> > Other than the old 3 speed shifters I think the first
> bike shifters I saw with gear numbers were some MTB thumb
> shifters. Very easy to incorporate a shift indicator in a
> rotary shifter but more difficult for the dual trigger MTB
> shifters. For those it seems just added weight and
> complexity unless there is a worry about breaking something
> by trying an additional shift while at the limit.
> > Rich Wood
> > --- In Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com, Darol Hinton
> <darolh@> wrote:
> > >
> > > One thing I forgot to add.Â They are also
> coming out with an in line gear indicater.
> > >
> > > --- On Sat, 3/14/09, darolh <darolh@>
> > >
> > > From: darolh <darolh@>
> > > Subject: [Geared_hub_bikes] Re: Nexus/Alfine
> > > To: Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com
> > > Date: Saturday, March 14, 2009, 10:55 PM
> > >
> > >
> > > I was at Bike Expo in Seattle today and saw the
> Dynamic with the Alfine hub and Brifter. Nice bike but I
> think they would do better if the bike was more suitable for
> use with wider tires, fenders and rack capable. I didn't
> get a chance to ride the bike but I did manipulate the
> shifter a bunch to get the feel of it. It is a longer travel
> than a typical shifter of that type (shifting up in the case
> of the Alfine). It was not objectionable at all however.....
> in fact the tactile feel felt pretty good. The person at the
> Dynamic booth said the brifter will likely be available for
> purchase in the May time frame. Price not set.
> > >