Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
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Maybe a coil spring, in the shift cable routing, will be strong enough to hold it in low gear,
but give enough if there is a mismatch..
the safety limiter in the front V brake noodle on the consumer
Hybrid bikes like Trek Navigators, is somewhat along that line..
you pull the cable, the housing compresses a spring first, to slow down
and towards the end of the lever travel it pulls like it would if not for the spring being there.
Helps to keep from sending a casual rider over the bars ..