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    Alfine/Nexus brifters

    Didn't know these existed:

    http://store.somafab.com/ve8alsh.html

    Could be cool if ya like drops...

    The search function turned up an older thread (Versa STI Shifter For Alfine??) on the shifter, but it doesn't look like anyone had actually tried them. Any personal experience out there w/ the Versa shifter?

    Thanks,
    Last edited by baker; 11-04-2009 at 09:59 PM.
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    Stupidly overpriced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmucker
    Stupidly overpriced.
    Only if you purchase them for Soma.

    Get them at AEBike.com for 180 with free shipping.

    Going to be putting them on my new bike with some shallow drop bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yetirich
    Only if you purchase them for Soma.

    Get them at AEBike.com for 180 with free shipping.

    Going to be putting them on my new bike with some shallow drop bars.
    Definitely interested to hear your feedback, once you have some miles on the setup.
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    Soma:
    Versa shifters designed for Shimano Alfine and Nexus 8 speed internally-geared hubs. Left side is brake only.

    AEBike:
    Item Specifications - Left Shifter
    Color Silver/Black
    FD/Shifter Compatibility Shimano Road Double
    Brake Lever Actuation Short Pull
    Brake Lever Use Left

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    Quote Originally Posted by irrah


    Soma:
    Versa shifters designed for Shimano Alfine and Nexus 8 speed internally-geared hubs. Left side is brake only.

    AEBike:
    Item Specifications - Left Shifter
    Color Silver/Black
    FD/Shifter Compatibility Shimano Road Double
    Brake Lever Actuation Short Pull
    Brake Lever Use Left
    So you're only buying the left shifter from AEBike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbotron
    So you're only buying the left shifter from AEBike?
    No, AEBike Specifications is incorrect.
    Only rear Versa shifter is available.
    The right shifter is compatible with Alfine and Nexus 8 speed IG hubs. The left lever only operates brakes, it is not designed for use with a front derailleur.

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    So, how are they working out? A review I read here suggested they worked well, though they were spendy. I want to put drop bars on a commuter bike I'm building, and the other option I'm considering is the Jtek, especially since you don't need the tensioner-device-thingie on the rear hub. I suppose since these were designed specifically with the Alfine in mind that they don't need any other gear/mods?

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    this is the same thing the civia bryant usesfor it's belt drive. The unbranded version:

    http://www.sussex.com.tw/versa.html

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