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Old 09-09-05, 10:52 AM   #1
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Rapidfire on a Dahon

As posted recently, I purchased a Dahon Speed P8.
It comes with grip shifts, which I detest (yeah i know, personal tastes)

I just wanted to know if it is possible to use a rapidfire shifter with the rear
derailer. Is it compatable?


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Old 09-09-05, 11:39 AM   #2
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I do not know if rapid fire shifters can be used with a derailleur, but I matched my Boardwalk three speed internal hub with a simple thumb shifter which I am far more happy than those awful grip shifters the bike industry has been pushing on the comsumer for several years. I wish flexibility rules rather than profits.
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I put a seven speed freewheel on my Boardwalk 6, and then got a 7 speed rapidfire shifter and installed it.

It's great. Go for it.
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Old 09-09-05, 12:17 PM   #4
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My Speed 8 has a Shimano rear derailleur(don't know the model but it's all black and only says "Shimano" )and I switched to LX rapidfire shifters. No problems. Shifts great and I agree, I hate the gripshifters that came with the bike
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