I want to convert one of my folders from derailer gears to Nexus 8R25 8sp premium, and have a good deal from JensonUSA; however I am having trouble locating a shifter for it. Jenson USA have twice not responded to my question regarding this, and I have not found other vendors. It would be disadvantageous to buy the shifter from one place and the hub from another.
So, here is my question:
* Are the Nexus hubs really still in production? If shifters are hard to come by, then perhaps not. Also, the Alfine 8sp hub is supposed to be better but absolutely no luck in locating any, nor its shifter.
* can anybody recommend a dealer to me who stocks both hub and shifter? Alternatively, can someone find the shifter in jenson's catalog, since I am unable to?
Thanks in advance...