suicide shifter

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  1. bigbob311

    bigbob311 New Member

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    just wondering is there any way i could put some sort of shifter some where on the bike i havent started on the bike yet
     
  2. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    You mean like this?
    They're old skool Schwinn Sting Ray 5-speed shifters.
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  3. hepcat_13

    hepcat_13 New Member

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    what does that go to? I don't see a shift kit.
     
  4. corgi1

    corgi1 New Member

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    And sombody took your throtle and clutch cable and fuel line,.......................
     
  5. BarelyAWake

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    I didn't do it... honest :D
     
  6. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    They go to 5-speed rear wheels. (no shift kits)

    I was still building the bike.. :D
     
  7. hepcat_13

    hepcat_13 New Member

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    I'm pretty new to Putting motors on bikes, but the way I understand it is in order to be able to shift the rear wheel you have to run off the hub sprocket . Am I wrong? I don't know if I explained it right. I'm interested in this. Do you have a pic of the rear hub set up?
     
  8. chainmaker

    chainmaker New Member

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    Yeah You need a cassette/freewheel compatible hub, a derailleur, and shifting mechanism. If You don't have these you cant shift gears, You can add them to a bike but it quickly ad$ up. For the suicide shift check out RatRodBikes I had the link but I lost it, they have a thread on building a suicide shift.
    Cheers
    Chainmker
     
  9. Creative Engineering

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    Jockey shift...suicide clutch...

    Jim
     
  10. corgi1

    corgi1 New Member

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    I was thinking a motor style foot break under the front of the frame and a toe shifter on the other side that would clear the pedal cranks,,,,and why are there no breaks on the throtle side:confused:
     
  11. charles.paskell

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    it looks as it was just mocked up
     
  12. foureasy

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    my bicycle is faster though
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  13. furament

    furament New Member

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    your bike na the girl looks fast enougf
     
  14. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I have several of those here...
     
  15. PatrickW

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    Uuuuuh...You have several 'whats', Joe...bikes, shifters, or red-headed girls? <grin>
     
  16. furament

    furament New Member

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    so aney one got the specks on the bike? short of the obvious?
     
  17. camlifter

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    like this, 3 speeds.
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  18. Maxvision

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    I hate to be one to kill creative ideas with thoughts of safety but...
    I have a shift kit on my bike. While in traffic I'm constantly shifting because of stop signs, traffic lights, etc. Two hands on your handlebars where you can quickly get to your clutch and brake or both are essential in my humble opinion.

    I know, I know, what a buzz kill but just remember, it's easy to see what the road's going to do, impossible to predict what other drivers will do. You must be ready for the unexpected ALWAYS!
     
  19. chainmaker

    chainmaker New Member

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    Exactly, I was going with a stem shifter on My cruiser but after just pedaling around and having to shift, I deceided to get rid of it.
    Cheers
     
  20. corgi1

    corgi1 New Member

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    Thats ok,I'll ride the silver ONE
     

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