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  • Rich Wood
    Sent to me direct and so I forwarded it to the group. Rich Wood
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 16 12:57 PM
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      Sent to me direct and so I forwarded it to the group.

      Rich Wood


      --- 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
      > brifter.
      >
      > 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.  They are also
      > coming out with an in line gear indicater.
      > > >
      > > > --- On Sat, 3/14/09, darolh <darolh@>
      > wrote:
      > > >
      > > > From: darolh <darolh@>
      > > > Subject: [Geared_hub_bikes] Re: Nexus/Alfine
      > Brifter
      > > > 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.
      > > >
      > >
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