Left hand shifter

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Left hand shifter

Postby dbr » Fri Feb 03, 2023 4:11 pm

Anyone know where i can get a 7 speed left hand shifter from? I could only find 3 speed.

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Re: Left hand shifter

Postby P!N20 » Fri Feb 03, 2023 4:16 pm

Your left hand shifter changes your front derailleur, so it's only 2 or 3 speed which relates to the number of chainrings.

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Re: Left hand shifter

Postby Bunged Knee » Fri Feb 03, 2023 7:23 pm

Was it for your ebike trike and was it already on the left side????

Maybe you'd need new cable but need more info or explanation.....

You should have known from your previous thread about it being hard to find.
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Re: Left hand shifter

Postby dbr » Fri Feb 03, 2023 9:02 pm


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Re: Left hand shifter

Postby bychosis » Sat Feb 04, 2023 9:19 am

Are you sure it’s on the left? Or do you want to switch the shifter to the left?

As above left hand is for front worldwide and would be 2 or 3 speed. If you want 7 speed on the left em you might need to adapt a right hand shifter to suit. Won’t be easy as the are usually ergonomically designed for the right hand.
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Re: Left hand shifter

Postby MattyK » Sat Feb 04, 2023 10:23 am

I suppose you could fit a 7-speed twist shifter upside down on the left bar.

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Re: Left hand shifter

Postby Andy01 » Sat Feb 04, 2023 10:35 am

dbr wrote:
Fri Feb 03, 2023 9:02 pm
It is for this trike. https://vamosbikes.com.au/electric-bicy ... ler-trike/
Looking at the photos in your link, the 7 speed shifter appears to be on the right side (ie. standard side for rear shifter), not the left. I don't see any sign of a shifter on the left side photo.

Were you looking to modify this to move the shifter to the left side ?

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Re: Left hand shifter

Postby Bunged Knee » Sat Feb 04, 2023 10:44 am

Andy01 wrote:
dbr wrote:
Fri Feb 03, 2023 9:02 pm
It is for this trike. https://vamosbikes.com.au/electric-bicy ... ler-trike/
Looking at the photos in your link, the 7 speed shifter appears to be on the right side (ie. standard side for rear shifter), not the left. I don't see any sign of a shifter on the left side photo.

Were you looking to modify this to move the shifter to the left side ?
Yes,he is. From his post 6 years ago.

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Re: Left hand shifter

Postby Thoglette » Mon Feb 06, 2023 2:22 pm

A bar end shifter or thumb shifter might be the go. Both can be found in 7 sp indexed form (many are just downtube shifters mounted differently)
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