One of my readers worked out this creative way to mount an Alfine shifter for use with his drop bars.
The Old Raleigh with the Shimano Nexus 8 hub now has a new shifter and It works well for me. I can shift while going uphill without taking my hands off the hoods. This is nearly like an STI set-up for me, since I have been using a twist grip shifter for a long time, I have experimented with the placement of that twist grip for a long time. This new trigger shifter works very precise and quiet. I am posting this to show the odd way I have mounted this shifter. A Minoura Space Grip adapts mountain bike size accessories to a road style handlebar. I have tried so many ways to find a satisfactory set-up with the internal gear hub. I liked the convenience of flat bars, but they make my wrists hurt. After posting my old Raleigh on “Ecovelo” gallery a few months ago and mentioned that I wished for a good shifter for internal gear hubs to be used on road style handlebars, I got a few suggestions after that post. I thought I should try this new Alfine shifter.
This trigger shifter is it for me. The only thing that could be better, are the brifter style brake/shifter levers. (Ergo or STI).
I hope this can help other riders looking for a unique and convenient way of setting up their internal gear hub. — Jim
Thanks for sharing Jim!