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Old 02-12-21, 01:20 PM
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Old 02-12-21, 01:21 PM
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saw this the other day. silly, but why not?
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Old 02-12-21, 02:39 PM
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If it was truly electronic without cables he'd have something there.. but as it stands, as he says, it's pointless.
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Old 02-13-21, 09:28 AM
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To paraphrase “ Why electronically shift a Brompton, because it’s there.”

I enjoy his vids. More subjects he undertakes and brings to us the better!
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I thought this was brilliant for folding bikes.

There's a controller on the handlebars. There's a cable pulling servo on the stay. The connection in between is wireless.

I could seriously see this with, say, a Shimano SG-C6001C 8-speed coaster brake rear hub on a folder. No cabling front to back. Yeah.
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Stupid stupid stupid.
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Old 02-13-21, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by tcs View Post
I thought this was brilliant for folding bikes.

There's a controller on the handlebars. There's a cable pulling servo on the stay. The connection in between is wireless.

I could seriously see this with, say, a Shimano SG-C6001C 8-speed coaster brake rear hub on a folder. No cabling front to back. Yeah.
The reason my Dahon Speed P8 is my least ridden bike is because the internal cable routing causes the rear derailleur to constantly be out out tune. If I had this on the bike my problem would be completely eliminated.
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An internal gear hub might be the solution.
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I sometimes wonder why, sitting in a workshop, is it so hard to find the right spanner or socket to fit. Why use an adjustable? I have a scrappy working area at the back of my garage, and my bikes are from the cheap end of the market, but I can still use the right spanner by habit - so that if someone brings their bike in they can see that I care.
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Old 02-15-21, 10:09 AM
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An internal gear hub might be the solution.
Solution to what? If this is directed at my comment, I own other bikes with both IGH and derailleur, and ONLY the internal cable routing on my older Dahon Speed P8 is subject to this problem. The cables are too tight within the frame, so an IGH will solve nothing if the cables are still inside the frame of the bike.
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