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    R20 shifter options

    I have started down the path of upgrading a R20. Got one off of ebay last week and spent the better part of a day cleaning it up, the drivetrain was a real mess.

    I'm going to put on new brake pads, cables, and housings. Hopefully the bike will then stop!

    I would also like to upgrade the shifter as mine is just about fried. Can I put a sram 3 speed grip shifter on? I have looked at them, but the cable end is free, I'm not sure how to attach the cable down at the small chain that comes out of the hub? Any suggestions? Thanks George

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    Quote Originally Posted by iPAQsRock View Post
    I have started down the path of upgrading a R20. Got one off of ebay last week and spent the better part of a day cleaning it up, the drivetrain was a real mess.

    I'm going to put on new brake pads, cables, and housings. Hopefully the bike will then stop!

    I would also like to upgrade the shifter as mine is just about fried. Can I put a sram 3 speed grip shifter on? I have looked at them, but the cable end is free, I'm not sure how to attach the cable down at the small chain that comes out of the hub? Any suggestions? Thanks George
    My bike mechanic recommended to me to match my shifter to the rear hub's make (in my case Sturmey-Archer). The original shifter did not match and it was a poor choice for my bike. I could have gone either way (grip shifter or handlebar mounted thumb shifter) and I chose the latter. I am sure you could fit one of your choice on yours. If you do have a quick question or in need of a demostration, I am sure that a good LBS would give a brief instruction (especially if you buy parts there). My own shops do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iPAQsRock View Post
    I have started down the path of upgrading a R20. Got one off of ebay last week and spent the better part of a day cleaning it up, the drivetrain was a real mess.

    I'm going to put on new brake pads, cables, and housings. Hopefully the bike will then stop!

    I would also like to upgrade the shifter as mine is just about fried. Can I put a sram 3 speed grip shifter on? I have looked at them, but the cable end is free, I'm not sure how to attach the cable down at the small chain that comes out of the hub? Any suggestions? Thanks George
    If you have a SA hub better use a twist shifter from SA. other shifters might have different length of pull on the cable and may not work with the SA hub.

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