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    Snow Bike Shifters

    Is there a preferred type of shifter for use in the cold and snow? I've seen a lot of folks use grip shift, but is there any cold weather disadvantage to using SRAM triggers, Shimano Dual Control, or thumb shifters?

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    sometimes rapid fire style shifter start slipping in the cold, this can be fixed by lubing the shifter with a light machine oil or diluting the factory grease.

    it might be easier to shift grip shift with mittens.

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    thumbies - not much can go wrong with them & they are easy to shift in any kind of mitts.

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    Another vote for thumbies, very little can go wrong with em and they don't seize up, sadly only 7 gears!
    Downtube shifters might work if you get used to their positions.
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    I think the Paul Thumbie adapters will allow 9 speeds . . . might be the way to go instead of grip shift.

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    I've been using Grip Shift for years and have never had a problem with them.
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    I'm putting my vote in for grip shifts. I use them year round without any problems regardless of the weather. Plus you can trim the front derailer, something you can't do with triggers.

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    Grip shift has worked best for me here in Fairbanks. The Beaver Sports bike shop guys always recommend them for winter riding. t

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    my 2 cents: love my 1/2 pipes - lots of twist leverage ... yep screams of lack of maint - or frozen cables... usually in the poggies anyway.
    "I get a buzz from being cold and wet ~ the pleasure seems to balance out the pain" - Blue, Red and Grey The Who By Numbers

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    Where is a good place to buy a snow bike?
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    I saw that it's nice. I think that Surley makes one too.
    Last edited by Mai; 09-28-2008 at 06:00 AM.

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    9 speed thumb shifter

    Sunrace makes a 9 speed thumb shifter that we are using on the the pugsleys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mai
    I saw that it's nice. I think that Surley makes one too.
    I believe Wildfire Designs are still making them too.

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