We've got full-grip throttles, thumb throttles and half-grip throttles...And none of these will work with anything besides trigger shifters without removing the shifter and losing the gearing.
I see some bikes in which the front derailleur is removed completely and the chain runs on only one of the two or three front sprockets, then a throttle is installed on the left side. So far, that's the only answer i can come up with that will work, but I hate losing the gearing...
Here's my answer so far. It works, but it's odd. Do you think there a better way?
- switching to trigger shifters?
- installing some kind of "long reach" thumb throttle?
- removing the front derailleur shifter completely and just having one speed up front?
Last edited by jkbrigman
on Feb 17, 2013 7:19 am, edited 7 times in total.
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