Hiawatha Cyclery has managed to make an 8-speed indexed bar-end shifter work with a Shimano Alfine hub by installing a Travel Agent at the downtube shifter boss. Pretty cool.
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[via The Lazy Randonneur]
Posted 8.25.08 in Technical | Bookmark or Share
How’s the stack height on that steerer.
I worked with a similar set up, but wanted the travel agent out of my immediate sight, so I installed it back at the hub. Worked, but desired a cleaner and more perfect shifting. Just installed a new bar end shifter made by Jtek Engineering. They designed the shifter for the Alfine or Nexus hubs. So far I’m impressed.
Photos of my Casseroll, Alfine, Jtek set-up.