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Has any one used a down tube friction shifter with a Nexus 7spd internal hub? Answered

I am building an cargo bike, and have a set of down tube shifters and a internal 7 speed Shimano nexus hub. And was wondering if any one had any success or experience with this set up?


Nate Cougill

7 years ago

Have no fear. Friction shifting works with any gearing. Keep the hub oiled and you'll be fine. You do have a very expensive hub though, so maybe you should spring the $50 for nice new shifters that will last 20 years?


8 years ago

I have had luck selling them. College students get broke and I've had a few. I do not like them and would be scared (honestly) to take one apart. Go old school and get used stuff. The supply is endless and it fits everything. I hope you get a YUBA V3..... orange... and just get the frame, forks, AND REAR WHEEL!!!! Furthermore, if you are getting a big dummy.... you are unless you are a girl, and then YOUR HOT!