Oct 31, 2007
Ottertail, MN
I gotta ask - how does the shifter work with the Bendix Multispeed hub? Is it a friction lever or does it have mechanical stops?

Great bike!!
Sep 13, 2007
Northeast Alabama
Thanks Guys for all the comments!!! It was a fun build for me. Best of luck to everyone in the buildoff and there is some swell bikes that have been presented in the RRBO3.

Crassly said:
I understand how the hub works with the original shift lever, I am asking how the eight ball shifter works.
Crassly- The shifter is a friction only. It is not indexed or a "clickstick" type. I think it originally came on a muscle bike with a 5 spd. derailer. It works well with the Bendix. I made the shift cable using a union nut that has a 1/4" X 28 thread and a Jagwire cable. I soldered an anchor to hold the union nut on the end. Matter of fact, the rear hub has an axel in it that I got from you. Thanks!!!
Aug 9, 2008
That is one cool bike! The color combo is perfect. That shifter, sweeeeeeeeeet! Everything about this bike is cool