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Twist grip shifter relocate

Discussion in 'HOW TO' started by gcrank1, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. gcrank1

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    I dont remember where I stumbled across this, but I dont think it was here........
    Anyway, it is so clean and cool (wish I had pics, but you will get the idea).
    The twistgrip shifters are (moslty?) made to fit 7/8" dia. bars.
    They also make a 7/8" 'stubbie' mount for other handlebar 'accessories' to be mounted up front off the bars.
    Put the stubbie off the seatpost and mount the twistshift to it for a jockey shift.
     
  2. wheelymarko

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    Cool :idea:
     
  3. ED-PV

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    I did something similar on one of my bikes...works great!:

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  4. wheelymarko

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    Thats freekin sweet! :idea:
     
  5. alaskairhog

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    Did you use a shorter cable or did you just cut the original cable and re-use it?
     
  6. wimpy

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    Just cut it at the length you want. At least with the Shimano 3-speed and the SRAM 3-speed. When using other hubs,I'm not sure.
     
  7. alaskairhog

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    Then do you have to crimp anything back onto the end of the cable so that it works with the shifter? Usualy they have a ball or something crimped on the end of the cable which would be gone when you cut it.
     
  8. DaBigKahuna

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    Where'd you get the mount?
     
  9. wimpy

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    Not with the Shimano and SRAM 3-speeds.
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    Shimano Nexus works with a clamp-system inside the bell crank. So it's just a matter of putting the cable-end between the two clamps (red circle) and tighten the screw (painted blue in the pic). Sorry for the bad pic (cellphone).
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    The SRAM works with little plastic "box", into which the cable goes on the topside and the little shiftchain on the downside. You can cut the cable at any length. [​IMG]
     
  10. alaskairhog

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    very nice, thank you for the description. Looking forward to converting mine to jockey shifter! I wasn't thinking straight, I was only considering the cutting the other end but this makes perfect sence.
     
  11. ED-PV

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    That particular mount came off of a hand cycle. I have not been able to locate another one, but I did find this on amazon:

    http://www.amazon.com/Minoura-Light-and ... d_sim_sg_5

    I am planning on ordering one to see if I could re-locate a 7 speed twist shifter.
     

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