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Kenzo35

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Electronic deraileur
« on: February 06, 2024, 03:32:32 PM »
Has anybody installed or considered an electronic deraileur for their rad powerbike?

John Rose

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Re: Electronic deraileur
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2024, 06:26:33 PM »
 ??? Umm ... Not when it costs 1/3 to 1/2 the price of a whole bike.
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Re: Electronic deraileur
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2024, 10:42:45 AM »
Fair point. The main reason I haven?t pulled the trigger on one. Hoping price drops. My stock shifter is too stiff to shift with my thumb, have to use the heal of my hand to change gears.

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Re: Electronic deraileur
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2024, 11:46:09 AM »
Wow my stock one on my Rover 5 is very easy and simple to shift.  You may have one that is defective or maybe the wire is too short or binding on something.  I have never had to adjust mine so I couldn't tell you want to do.

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Re: Electronic deraileur
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2024, 09:13:02 PM »
If it's not a defect of the shifter, what about replacing it with a stem shifter, like this one?

The additional length gives better leverage, and you can fine-tune (via that black knob) the pressure required to move it.
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Re: Electronic deraileur
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2024, 08:31:08 AM »
maybe the cable is binding in the tubing and needs lubrication. I would disconnect the wiring and see if it freely moves.  if not lube it.  if lube doesn't help you have a kink in it some place. It should move freely and easily.

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Re: Electronic deraileur
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2024, 08:31:08 AM »