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Old 01-08-09, 12:23 PM   #1
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Bar end shifter for Alfine/Nexus

I know several of us have been waiting a long time for this:

http://jtekengineering.com/jtek_bar-end_shifter.htm

I'll be ordering one soon for my Swift.

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Old 01-08-09, 12:28 PM   #2
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Or you could use a travel agent
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiawath...ry/2347659679/
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Old 01-08-09, 03:03 PM   #3
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How is it that JTek sells an $80 shifter and doesnīt even mention if itīs friction or index?

The travel agent coupled with the 8 speed is a friction installation - difficult to find the right points?
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Old 01-08-09, 03:54 PM   #4
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How is it that JTek sells an $80 shifter and doesnīt even mention if itīs friction or index?
The webpage I'm looking at says pretty clearly
"8-speed indexing"

Maybe someone heard your cry for help...

Seems like a pretty awesome product.
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Old 01-08-09, 05:15 PM   #5
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The travel agent coupled with the 8 speed is a friction installation...
If you're talking about the one that was linked, the picture caption says it's indexed, and the creator further specified it as such in some of the posts he made on various sites.

There seems to be a debate about whether indexed shifters for derailleurs have linear pull across their full range of travel. The creator of the Travel Agent + bar end shifter has stated while the hub seems to work fine being shifted like this, he does not know if all eight gears are really lining up correctly inside the Shimano 8 speed hub or what the long term durability will be.

This Jtek bar con is said to be engineered specifically for shifting the Nexus 8/Alfine hub, with cable pull that matches Shimano's shifters for these hubs.

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