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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:59 am 
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Nice one Andy :)

I must admit I thought 'electric shifting hmmm' but after reading the fairwheels write up I was impressed with the way it selects gears for you in terms of ratio selection 8)


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very interesting thread, shame I'm not going to be at Mayhem to see the bike in action... DO get some better photos up! :)


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Andy, thanks for the little test ride of your awesome machine at Mayhem. The gear change is stunning, I just love the noise it makes at it changes. Think i've seen the future of mtb gearing on your bike, top stuff.


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Andy, thanks for the little test ride of your awesome machine at Mayhem. The gear change is stunning, I just love the noise it makes at it changes. Think i've seen the future of mtb gearing on your bike, top stuff.


what is the noise? :? :)


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It's hard to describe, but sounds great.


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my first sample of the Retrobike camp yesterday was seeing a gathering of retrobikers around a steed ...Thought ooooooww whats the fuss about strolled over and I with the others stood there in amazment as up and down the gears the rear mech was whirring .... Superb!! 8)


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sinnett177 wrote:
Andy, thanks for the little test ride of your awesome machine at Mayhem. The gear change is stunning, I just love the noise it makes at it changes. Think i've seen the future of mtb gearing on your bike, top stuff.


what is the noise? :? :)


Everyone is amazed at the noise. It is a whirling electronic sound when the front mech self trims or moves between the rings.

I must admit i did meet quite few excited people. It was all to much for me. Great day.

thanks andy


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8) this is cool, do the gears ever need to be re set or do they stay just always work 100%?


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8) this is cool, do the gears ever need to be re set or do they stay just always work 100%?


Once set they self adjust to always be accurate, but i have not abused it enough to say wether this is fact yet.

i am now going to di2 my 96 yellow klein adroit but this will involve splining cables, so it will be a challenge. should be fun though.

Im sure my local bike shop i used to do my last build will be up to the challenge. got the shifters and the cables and cassette, just await the rear mech and front mech.

thanks andy


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Oh, what did Madison say when you popped into see them at mayhem?


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