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    can this work?

    so i am getting an internal gear hub and the only shifters that work with it and twist grips...the problem is, i i have road drop bars and i can't put on the twist shifters...so this is what i am thinking...i've seen these minoura swing grips or the nitto lamp holder...is it possible to just mount the shifter on there?
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    yea...i dont like how it's down the in the drops
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plow13 View Post
    so i am getting an internal gear hub and the only shifters that work with it and twist grips...the problem is, i i have road drop bars and i can't put on the twist shifters...so this is what i am thinking...i've seen these minoura swing grips or the nitto lamp holder...is it possible to just mount the shifter on there?
    Which hub?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plow13 View Post
    i've seen these minoura swing grips or the nitto lamp holder...is it possible to just mount the shifter on there?
    No; they will eventually break off. I've seen one bike with two stems and a cut down straight bar just long enough to hold the shifter. If you have enough room to clamp two stems to your fork tube your good to go. If not you might fit a new fork and leave enough tube to mount the second stem or find a good machinist to fabricate a mount for you.
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    Look again at the SheldonBrown.com site. Somewhere he has some other suggestions if you don't like the Hubbub.

    I have a San Jose and am thinking of doing the hub gear thing, too, btw.

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    Actually, there are users on the site who have mounted a twistgrip on a Minoura spacegrip and found it works fine. You don't put much pressure on just by changing gear. Alternately, others have had good luck by fitting a single MTB bar-end on the rising part of the stem (or on the steerer tube, on a threadless bike), and mounting the grip on that. Finally, Nitto do a fancy (and expensive) alloy version of the Minoura grip, which might just be perfect.

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