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[Enviolo] Set/move interface by hand?

Old 11-24-23, 04:23 PM
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[Enviolo] Set/move interface by hand?

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Question for Enviolo experts out there.

On the road, in case there's a problem with either the shifter or the cables, is it possible to turn the interface by hand to get home somehow?

For instance, if I need to ride up a hill, can I 1) get off the bike, 2) move the interface so that it's in the fully underdrive position, 3) get back in the saddle and ride on?

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All the IGH cable attachment points that I have dealt with are spring loaded to default (as though one detached the cable) to one end or the other of the shifting range. If one could keep the cable attachment part in place, in the gear wanted w/o the cable in play, the bike would remain in that gear.

I don't know the Enviolo well enough though, does it use a single cable and sprung cable carrier of does it use a two cable push/pull design? Andy
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Like the Rohloff, it has two cables… which leads me to believe no spring lives either in the shifter or the hub interface.
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It is desmodronic. There is no spring or any other means of effecting movement than the 2 pull cables. In fact setting the position by hand is how you coordinate the hub and the shifter if ever you get yourself bungled up.

Beware, because of internal friction you may only get half to 2/3rd the range shift in one go. So you may need to rotate the wheel a turn or so and try again if you need more shift than you got the first go 'round.
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https://www.collinsdictionary.com/di...sh/desmodromic

Yes, the wheel must be spinning to access the whole range.

So if need be, I can get off the bike, raise the wheel off the ground, spin it, and turn the interface by hand until it reaches eg. the lowest ratio so I can ride up a steep hill?
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So if need be, I can get off the bike, raise the wheel off the ground, spin it, and turn the interface by hand until it reaches eg. the lowest ratio so I can ride up a steep hill?
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