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RevoShift Friction: shifting to the largest gear takes a lot of force?

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Asked by: Jessica Thompson

What does Revoshift friction do?

The Shimano Revoshift is a much smoother, easier to use alternative…but you must have the “friction” front shifter. This allows you to operate just two chainrings. It’s a simple and effective setup. This way, I don’t have to lug a heavy triple crankset and mountain derailleurs around.

How do you shift gears with Revoshift?

The REVOSHIFT shifter requires just twisting with thumb and index finger while keeping your hands on the handlebar. Easy and reliable shifting is good for average riders and beginners.

What is friction shifting?

Friction shifting is shifting without the notches. The shifter moves linearly, like a ramp rather than stairs, and so, in theory, you can move the shifter in between gears and not quite be in the gear.

How do you use friction gear?

Quote from video: So basically that's the position how the friction shifting works you know what i will do for you guys let me show you uh how that works is i push it over the chair as i push the chain. Over.

How do you adjust Shimano Revoshift?

Quote from video: Pull the cable tight. And tighten that anchor back down. And then we can start playing with our index.

How do you use Shimano Revoshift 7 speed?

Quote from video: It goes to second gear shift backward again it goes to third and to go down just turn it forward and it clicks.

Are thumb shifters any good?

The biggest one is that grip shifters enable you to shift to any gear in one continuous motion, whereas thumb shifters will let you shift upwards for a maximum of one gear and downwards of three. This shifting behavior doesn’t really translate to any benefit in reality.

Is a 7 speed bike good for hills?

The 7-speed bike is made for flat ground terrain and you can conquer good amount of incline. The 7-speed bike is great all-around bike. It has low enough gear to go up a pretty steep incline and also has a high gear to go pretty fast.

How do I change my gear 1 to 2 smoothly?

Quote from video: Now to change gear from first gear to second gear simply gently come off the gas then clutch down move the gear stick.

Do friction shifters click?

Friction shifters are a sliding scale of control. There’s no clicking. You simply push or pull the lever to slide your derailleur up or down. Again, you have one lever for the front and one for the rear.

Can you use friction shifters with any derailleur?

Any derailleur will work with a friction shifter.

Are friction shifters universal?

Friction shifters have a higher learning curve and require more conscious effort. However, they’re almost universally compatible, extremely durable, and often cheap to replace.

How do you fix a stiff bike shifter?

Quote from video: If there was I go ahead and flush this with like wd-40. Until I got it moving freely and then spray with lubricant.

Which Shimano gear is best?

Shimano 105 is considered Shimano’s first performance groupset, and for many people it is the best option in combining performance, value and longevity. Ultegra is next and is very similar to Dura-Ace in terms of performance, though Dura-Ace is lighter.

How do you lube grip shifters?

Quote from video: Runs. This is where you actually want the most lubricant. Or just slightly more lubricant than the other parts here not a huge amount but just get it along that cable channel like that.

How do downtube shifters work?

Lever or Downtube Shifters



The right one shifts the rear derailleur and the left, the front. Pulling the left, or front, lever backwards tightens the cable and pushes the chain up to a bigger front chainring. To shift down, simply push the lever in the opposite direction.

How do grip shifters work?

For most mountain and hybrid style bikes with flat bars, you shift the gears by using set paddles that you operate with your thumb. Some bikes operate with “grip shifters”, or a dial that is located to the inside of where you place your hands. For these systems, you change gears by rotating the dial forward and back.

What does the left shifter do on a bike?

Use the left shifter when you want to make a BIG change in how much easier or harder the bike is to pedal. Gear number one is for steep up hills, number two for flat ground, and number three for down hills. Get “in the ball park” with the left shifter, then fine tune on the right.

What are bar end shifters?

What are bar end shifters? These are gear shifters that sit at the end of your bars, whether that’s drop or straight bars. They have levers that you click one way to shift up and one way to shift down, so are also indexed. Each hand controls a different derailleur.

Are bar end shifters any good?

When compared with integrated brake/shift levers they are inexpensive, simple and reliable; all prized traits in touring gear. For my money, they’re the flat-out best shifter for a drop-bar touring bike.

How do you adjust bar end shifters?

Quote from video: Turn the barrel adjuster counterclockwise to add tension. And clockwise to release. It. If the front derailleur is slow to shift to a bigger chain ring add tension.