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    Trigger shift

    I have a strange idea. Is there anyone making a left hand trigger shift for the rear derailer? I searched and came up with nothing. It would greatly simplify my life.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    It would greatly simplify my life.
    How would it do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    How would it do that?
    I'd have to hand build some electronics.

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    how would it greatly simplify your life?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    How would it do that?
    Quote Originally Posted by Scratcher33 View Post
    how would it greatly simplify your life?
    That's what I meant.

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    My throttle is on the right, so is the rear derailer shifter. I have a single front chainring so if I could shift the rear derailer with my left, I won't have rig up an entirely new throttle.

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    The closest thing on the market to what you're after would be a rear bar end shifter mounted to a Paul thumbie, mounted upside down on the left bar so it could be manipulated with your left thumb/fingers.

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    Is it an electronic bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by twiant View Post
    Is it an electronic bike
    yes

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    Shift with the hands, throttle with the legs, it simplifies my life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosso Corsa View Post
    Shift with the hands, throttle with the legs, it simplifies my life.
    Well that's not helpful at all.

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    Twist shifter will solve your "problem". But you would have to twist the other way.
    Of course my throttle is also with my legs. Best you ask this on the "other" bike forums other than the Mountain Bike section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the-one1 View Post
    Twist shifter will solve your "problem". But you would have to twist the other way.
    Of course my throttle is also with my legs. Best you ask this on the "other" bike forums other than the Mountain Bike section.
    It's a mountain bike. I'm looking for a mountain bike part. I didn't realize I needed to belong to the club before asking questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    It's a mountain bike. I'm looking for a mountain bike part. I didn't realize I needed to belong to the club before asking questions.
    Dude... he meant check the electronic bikes forum since they would be able to probably give you more help than us.

    And to that, I add this: take that rod out your @$$.

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    Got any pics of this contraption?

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    I'm so confused. Throttle?
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    AFAIK, no one makes such a part. A thumby, or a twist shifter may work for you.

    Or, take a set of the upper level SRAM triggers that have adjustable mount points and see if you can move things around enough to somehow let the rear/right hand side shifter work well for you on the left.

    Otherwise, pedal and ditch the throttle bits. It's your bike for sure, but I can't say I get the point of electric assist on a bicycle.
    I believe the clouds in my coffee more than the weatherman on t.v.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
    AFAIK, no one makes such a part. A thumby, or a twist shifter may work for you.

    Or, take a set of the upper level SRAM triggers that have adjustable mount points and see if you can move things around enough to somehow let the rear/right hand side shifter work well for you on the left.

    Otherwise, pedal and ditch the throttle bits. It's your bike for sure, but I can't say I get the point of electric assist on a bicycle.
    Thank. It's a daily commute of 24 miles and an out of shape rider. It's either that or drive. FWIW, pedaling an 80lb bike takes some effort, even assisted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Thank. It's a daily commute of 24 miles and an out of shape rider. It's either that or drive. FWIW, pedaling an 80lb bike takes some effort, even assisted.
    you could easily get a commuter bike that is 50+ pounds less by not having a motor. it'll help you get back in shape faster as well, by pedaling on not having that "bailout" option.

    again, just opinion. it's whatever works for you, and if you're out riding a bike/having fun/enjoying it, then that's all that matters.

    good on ya either way! a 24 mile pedal commute isn't an easy thing to get yourself to do every day.
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