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3 Speed Thumb Shifter Into A Stick Shifter?

Discussion in 'HOW TO' started by kngtmat, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. kngtmat

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    Anyone ever try to turn a Sturmey Archer 3 speed thumb shifter into a stick shift?

    I know there are stick shifters available but the thumb shifters are less than $20 which is why I got one of them. Especially at $50 to over $100 that I have seen for new & old one's.



    It's for a Murray X24 frame and the rest of the parts minus the wheels & brakes that I got a few years ago. I plan on using 60's 24 inch Schwinn wheels with a SA AW 3 speed rear hub on it and want a stick shift for it.
     
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  2. Falstaff

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    I've thought of doing this myself, would be interesting to see if anyone has done it.
     
  3. kingfish254

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    There are stick shift out there that work with SA hubs
    Raliegh had some and others too
     
  4. SwissGuy

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    I have seen it done somewhere, just don't remember where. As soon as I do I'll post a link.

    Gesendet von meinem K00E mit Tapatalk
     
  5. RustyGold

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    I think @GuitarlCarl tried one a while back...I vaguely remember a chicken foot being involved :grin:. I think he ran into issues with too much weight with the extended shifter, but can't remember if he came up with a solution.

    Jason
     
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    VoilĂ  (same thread as above, page 4)
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    With chicken foot:
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  8. SwissGuy

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    Originally made by @GuitarlCarl for the MBBO #4 build "Cycledelic"
     
  9. Indyjps

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    When I converted grip shift to stick, weight of the handle / knob was an issue.

    Consider using stainless or alum tube, I used a golf club shaft, nice cause its tapered and you can take the section you need.

    Find a light weight knob/ topper.
     
  10. kngtmat

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  11. GuitarlCarl

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    The shifter I made for Cycledelic actually worked very well, it was lightweight. But I never liked the "boot" I made to go around it. And I never really liked the look of the shaft bolted to the thumb shifter itself. It wasn't clean. So aesthetically it was a failure even though mechanically it worked fine. That whole bike just didn't turn out as I had it in my head and has since been dismantled. (although I still have the bat...)

    Carl.
     
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  12. GuitarlCarl

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    Here's a look that I liked. I used it on ALiEN FiRE, it's not a thumb shift, but the same adaptation could be used.
    AF7.JPEG
    I tapped the shift handle, and the connecting nut and machine screwed them together with copper tube spacers. The T handle is from a bass kickdrum. (on a side note the headlight is a plasma ball)

    Carl.
     
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