Originally Posted by perplexium
I am a college student that rides 35 miles round trip to school 5 days a week. I want to purchase a Shifter kit from sick bikes but i cant afford it. I was wondering, I am a welder and the parts are not that hard to find to make one. I would just need help with the front hub set up.
If there is anyone that can step by step guide me through the building of the hub I would much appreciate it. You can post directly to this page or you can email to me directly but why not help those who want to do the same by posting it here. I don't think its right that Sick Bike get all the money for a hub kit that was designed in the 70s. So guys and gals if you know how to effectively build the front hub I would very much appreciate your help. Thanks again Matt
SBP may not have invented the shifter kit, but they made it marketabel and it's making them some money. They have had to adapt the system for our specific application. As lordo has said, it may cost you more to build it yourself than to purchase it. Think of the labor they have invested in each kit. Not to mention R&D, marketing, and supplies. It's fair they get the money, they put in the time. But that's just my opinion. When you are ready to market your shifter kit, let me know. I cann't afford SBP kits right now and if your prices are lower, I may be able to afford yours.