Category: Shifting

  • Integrating a 3x FD In a 2x Drivetrain (High IQ Tactics)

    Integrating a 3x FD In a 2x Drivetrain (High IQ Tactics)

    from Rookie’s Keyboard Hello, friends I’ve been on fire lately. Despite pulling pretty long hours at the courier warehouse where I’ve worked for a while, I have a lot of energy. But honestly, sometimes, we have pretty “low traffic” hours there. Today, I will tell you a little technical secret that the bicycle world doesn’t…

  • “Hacking” Thumb Shifters In The Name of Hybrid Road Bikes

    “Hacking” Thumb Shifters In The Name of Hybrid Road Bikes

    from Rookie’s Keyboard  Hello, friends Today, I am going to tell you some important technical points regarding thumb shifters and the possibility of integrating them into a road bike/drop bar setup.  Why would you want to do that?  Well, the main incentive would be to combine road bars with an MTB mech (derailleurs) and drivetrain.…

  • Grip shifters are cool but just don’t cut it.

    Grip shifters are cool but just don’t cut it.

    from Rookie’s Keyboard, Hello, friends Today, I saw a locked, beaten commuter that had a set of grip shifters – the type that I had on my bike as a kid. The find made me nostalgic but also gave me an idea for a new post.  So, let’s analyze grip shifters.  For those who don’t…