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bike gears

Post: # 290389Post sususanan
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:33 pm

I've taken on a bicycle with an unfamiliar gear. It turns around the handlebar and I'm not sure if it's meant to be stiff or if it needs to be worked in a special way. Can any one familiar with this type of gear explain how it works?

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Re: bike gears

Post: # 290399Post Odsox
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:49 pm

Sorry can't really help, but I assume you're talking about derailleur gears, so a search for that might help you if nobody here can.
I always lusted after a derailleur bike when I was a lad, they were very expensive then and the common system everyone had was a Sturmey Archer 3 gear hub
Tony

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Post: # 290402Post MKG
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:28 pm

Or do you mean a twistgrip?
If so, just Google "twist shifter hard to turn" and Bob's your uncle.
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Re: bike gears

Post: # 290466Post sususanan
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:29 pm

That's the one, MKG

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