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Old 05-14-2010, 11:53 AM
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Default Re: Shift Kits?? Confused =\

The shift kit just re-routes the drive to the pedal sprocket. The kit has a freewheel bearing included that the pedal sprocket bolts to. This prevents your pedals from turning when the motor is engaged but allows you to pedal when it's not or to start your motor (kinda like a kick starter).

This completely eliminates the second drive chain to the left side of your rear wheel. The actual "shifting" comes from whatever rear hub you're using whether it be internally geared, freewheel or cassette (like on 10 speeds).
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