Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sh_tmano Barend Shifters

I just went through my 3rd pair of Sh_tmano barend shifters.  This time the black outer casing and inner ring cracked on the right shifter.  It can only be used in friction mode.  I have 18k miles on my trike and 3 pair of shifters is unacceptable.  I had over 20k on my Stratus with Sram x-9 and never missed a beat.  Shifting gears frequently on a recumbent is like banging gears on a tractor trailer but I expect them to last more than 5k miles.  I just ordered on eBay for $77 shipped, Microshift TT 3x9 shifters from Taiwan.  Hopefully they will be better. 

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