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    friction shifter w/Alfine?

    I have an NOS XT friction shifter. Can it be made to work with an Alfine hub? Will any bar top friction shifter work? Paul thumbies?? Any ideas?

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    The shifting on Shimano IGH has to be very percise in order to work fine.
    I don't know if the cable "course" is constant , or "logaritmical" (if I can it so)

    The adjustments on the barrel are crutial with shimano shifters , a little too loose /too tight , and it's skipping like hell. I can only see nightmare rides with a friction shifter....... IMHO
    "There is a big difference between kneeling down and bending over" -FZ

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    No.

    Jtek is working on a thumbie, but friction is not good.

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    Thumbie,

    Prior to this development would a JTEK barcon and a PAUL's thumbie work.

    I've thought it would be more comfortable with the shifter above the handle bar and allow multiple gear shifts.

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    Could be done.


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    The JTEK barend shifters don't come apart and therefore can't be used with Paul's thumbies. I was thinking about trying a Travel Agent to get my 8-speed barends to work, but now I'm afraid I may damage the hub.

    JTEK assures me they are working on thumb-mount shifters, but no ETA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbubbles
    Could be done.

    That is a gorgeous bike! You'd be doing some standing on the big climbs though with that big ring.

    You'd also be going really fast down hill!

    Drew
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