NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
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Wanted to report in on Mavic's attempt to wireless shifting. BAAAAAADDDDDD Idea!! My wife has the Mek-Tronic shifting on her road bike and I can't get it to work for more than about 50 miles. It starts ghost-shifting, or gets hung up and won't shift. I've tried everything to get it dialed in, but just can't get it to stay adjusted. Any ideas?
Maybe Cannondale will take some of their technology and make a battery powered shifting system like their ELO fork lockout.
Oh yeah, I'd love to see some derailleur parts made from Carbon fiber or some exotic thermo plastic material. Kinda like what SRAM did, but real carbon fiber not just the faux stuff.
Another thought, I hate cleaning my drivetrain. Maybe a company like Spinergy could use their spox material and make some type of chain out of it. Kinda like a fan belt on your car. That would definately be different. That way you wouldn't have to lube your chain all the time. I live in FL and sugar sand is a major hassel on drivetrain parts. Lube+Sand=Worn Parts
I'd also like to see Shimano or SRAM try to produce a "serious" internally geared hub like the Rohloff for mountain bikes. I know that Shimano makes the "Nexave" stuff for overpriced comfort bikes, but it would be nice to have a drive train that doesn't get hung up and torn off by a rampant stick and looks cleaner like a single-speed.
Just some ideas floating around in my head.
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