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Old 03-07-08, 11:55 AM   #1
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Electronic shifting?

Have you guys read the big discussion going on in the mechanics forum on electronic shifting?
Here!
Trade your shifters and cables, for a battery, a couple sensors and motors, and switches!


Next we'll argue the credibility of the XTR's digital bluetooth signal as compared to XO's High frequency RF signal.
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In some ways it makes more sense than the Shimano Airlines constant-loss system. Although I would think some sort of multi-position solenoid (if that's possible) would be better/lighter than a motor setup. I could really see it being the schizz for shifting a gearbox - - with a little wireless shifter pod

Could you just see the fun some hacker could have with a trackside transceiver?
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Mavic came out with that in the mid to late 80's.. its nothing new.

edit.. early '90's, either way.. nothing new.
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Could you just see the fun some hacker could have with a trackside transceiver?
Ha reminds me of the old CB radio days, we would clip the mod limiters, turn down the key wattage and get those am boxes spewing harmonics and spurrious emissions. Then stick about a thousand watt amp behind 'em. The poor kids in the neighborhood were wondering why their RC cars kept running into walls.
Could even open automatic doors at buisnesses!
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Ha reminds me of the old CB radio days, we would clip the mod limiters, turn down the key wattage and get those am boxes spewing harmonics and spurrious emissions. Then stick about a thousand watt amp behind 'em. The poor kids in the neighborhood were wondering why their RC cars kept running into walls.
Could even open automatic doors at buisnesses!
Yeah,thanks.....now I have CW McCall's Convoy going round in my head.

.........."eleven long haired frends of Jesus in a chartreuse microbus".

*edit*Fixed by Gastro....what the heck was I thinking about????????
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^ there were eleven...

Wolf Creek Pass and Classified were my favorites.
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Wolf Creek Pass and Classified were my favorites.
For some reason, that brought back Charlie Daniels' Uneasy Rider to my mind . . . .

Ah, the CB radio days; our first telephone 'system' on our property was a CB hooked to a regulated power supply - - so I could call my neighbor who had a phone.
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For some reason, that brought back Charlie Daniels' Uneasy Rider to my mind . . . .

Ah, the CB radio days; our first telephone 'system' on our property was a CB hooked to a regulated power supply - - so I could call my neighbor who had a phone.
Classic.
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