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Microshift TS50-7 Thumb-tap Shifter: And other microshift products..????

Old 04-18-12, 11:23 AM
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Microshift TS50-7 Thumb-tap Shifter: And other microshift products..????

I was lurking ebay for some thumbies and saw these:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Microshi...9#ht_959wt_762

Not much description on them in the ad. After discovering them, though, I tried running multiple searches on them, but couldn't find much web info about them or the company.....except this:

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q...ravdLijQ&pli=1

The thumb shifters appear to be offered on some stock Fuji and GMC bikes. I'm guessing entry level type stuff.

Does anyone know much about these products and/or have ever used them? I'm wondering if the thumb shifters would operate much like the Shimano Tourney style and older style thumbies wherein the rear shifter does index, but merely pushes forward or backward and no "return" to the shifter.

ooops: nevermind....I just found some info. An actual forum for microshift products.

Just the same, any input from you all would still be appreciated.

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Old 04-18-12, 11:50 AM
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Well, folks...my apologies. I suck at keywords. I finally found some good info. Sorry to waste the space. Delete this thread, if you like.
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Well, folks...my apologies. I suck at keywords. I finally found some good info. Sorry to waste the space. Delete this thread, if you like.
Care to share a link?
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Not at all. I mean, all I had to do was simply type in "microshift" into the google search bar and the info ball just started rolling. I kept using too specific of keywords....ie, part number/model etc.

https://www.google.com/#hl=en&safe=o...w=1024&bih=653

Bunch'a info all over!
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The 2012 Jamis Aurora has 9-speed microSHIFT barcons.
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Nashbar sells Microshift components.
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Thanks, to you both. I'd discovered those points when I finally found some pertinent info. Looks like, for the most part, folks are pleased with Microshift components. Still more costly than I can currently afford , but nice to know of potential future options vs Shimano, etc.
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Bike Friday uses them on their bikes with Capreo clusters.
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I'll have to look into that. Thanks!
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