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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:27 pm 
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Better get it fixed quickly, lots of riding to be had. :D


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Right, off to the garage to try and fit some gears to the fire mountain...wish me luck...I've never managed it before...

Any (not sarcastic) tips :wink:

Oh, and my Evans ride to work voucher came through...now I fancy something 29ish...

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/kon ... e-ec021824

In a retro spirit I think...It will be my commute machine with gears and slicks on.


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you won't see me putting you off buying one :D


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Got the gears to work a bit. Won't index shift properly but will friction shift nicely.

What are the disadvantages of friction shifting as it seems pretty good to me and indexed gears only seem to last one ride before they go out of sync...

As long as the top and bottom cogs don't de-rail surely friction shifting is the best way to change gear as a leisure cyclist. It's almost like having a Rohloff hub :wink:


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yeah no problems with friction shifting except you might not find the gear you want straight away and have to toggle the lever a little so it doesn't click. I use friction on my commuter.


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Might hook up with you guys on Sunday for some dirty fun away from the roads, what is the deal??


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cool - check here for details:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=84174


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What are the disadvantages of friction shifting as it seems pretty good to me


Friction shift the front mech on the Kona, helps clearances when things get really clagged up.


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Front mech? I'm going for 1x9 which is the new singlespeed :wink:

It's all the rage you know, particularly with people who can't set up font mechs or singlespeed up hills :oops: :? :wink:


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1x9. Now that's my kind of single-speed.


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