Re: A new shift concept for the engineers....
Good deal, I'll be interested to see what you come up with. It sound like a 48 tooth along with the 44 that comes with a kit would be a good combination for hill climbing capability. For the speed addicts a 44 and a 40 maybe.
I'm interested both in the "poor boy, manual" version and what Jim comes up with which is going to be pretty cool. If his is a "fireball shifter" yours is a "ferball shifter".
Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...