Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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make a fist and look at your knuckles. Each knuckle represents a gear position and the spaces between the shift needed to get from one to the next. So 4 knuckles = 3 spaces. By extension the number of clicks is always one less than the number of gears. Ergo 8s has 7 clicks.
Another way to look at it is that no clicks are needed to get to the 1st position, the lever has to start someplace, one click to the 2nd, 2 to the 3rd and so on with the number of jumps one less than the number of gears.
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