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Thought-controlled gear shifting

Old 07-05-11, 11:11 AM
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Thought-controlled gear shifting

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I used to have a Huffy bike that shifted on it's own. I used to think that it was some new technology. Then one day I found that was not.
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What sort of mental discipline will be necessary to operate this? Like, can I let my mind wander as I ride, or will the shifting wander as well? If I see a pretty girl while riding, will the bike shift into a harder gear?

Yeah, I think I'll pass.
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Old 07-05-11, 10:04 PM
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Back in the olden days my Simplex equipped Raleigh would do that - kind of.

Actually it would intermittantly change gears all by itself, just not at times that I would have chosen. One of the best things that ever happened to me was when the plastic derailleur body wore out. I replaced it with a SunTour VGT.
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