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Old 07-27-2010, 01:25 PM
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Default Re: A new shift concept for the engineers....

Originally Posted by silverbear View Post
Those Browning guys stole my idea!!!
Just kidding. I don't understand half of it, but I have a good idea it requires deeper pockets than mine to have one. It does show what is possible.
I hope Jim can come up with a working model that is simple, requires clutch disengagement, allows for a single speed coaster brake axle and if it also requires a pull start, that's fine with me. And is something I can afford to buy. Just two speeds allowing for getting up hills without pedaling til my pants catch on fire or walking the bike would be awesome. Ferball mentioned older four wheel drive vehicles where you had to manually change the lockouts... brutal and inelegant compared to ****ing in and out of 4 wheel drive on the fly, but that's OK. If we can have four wheel drive and all we can afford is an older truck with lockouts, it still beats just rear wheel drive. Same with the bike shifter. If it just works and is affordable that would be wonderful.
Not that I really mind, but why was "shift" blanked out of the above post? Does shift have a hidden dirty meaning? Is it an underground cuss word? Inquiring minds want to know. "Shift it, buddy! Oh go shift! Shift up! (I'm practicing possible uses for this word. If i knew what it meant besides changing gears, that would help. it isn't easy being hip.)
Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...
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