Re: A new shift concept for the engineers....
Before nixing the idea why not wait to see what Jim comes up with? If it works it doesn't have to be the ultimate shifter or as good as an SBP kit with gears. We were talking in the first place about a coaster brake wheel, one speed without having to change the hub. Setting up an SBP kit on an old cruiser is neither cheap nor easy. For a mountain bike with derailleur it is awesome and cost effective. In a way it is trying to compare apples to oranges as the application would be different on a vintage cruiser. How can cost be compared when it hasn't been made yet? I'm going to remain hopeful, will wait and see. Options are good. If nobody tries something new then how can motorbicycling move forward into better and safer machines?
Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...