Shimano alfine 8 speed shifter to Derailluer?

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  • cbike
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    Would an indexed shifter for an 8 speed alfine hub work with an 8 speed Cassette?

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    I’m pretty sure it won’t, due to cable pull reasons. Happy to be told I’m wrong though.

    johnners
    Member

    No, like Tom says, different pull. Shame as I’d like to be able to do it the other way. I’ve an old XT 8 speed shifter that’s way less ugly and clunky than the Alfine.

    cynic-al
    Member

    No way.

    I’ve used friction on hub gears though!

    cbike
    Member

    Thanks.  The bar endplug equivalent must exist though for triathlon bikes.

    thepodge
    Member

    Alfine is rapid rise so most shifters wouldn’t work even if the cable pull was correct

    Jtek do a bar end alfine shifter

    tjagain
    Member

    You can use a twist shift from an nexus for the 8sp – works fine and much neater / easier to use

    Alfine is rapid rise so most shifters wouldn’t work

    Um. No. That’s not how rapid rise works. Any shifter with the correct cable pull/no of ratios will work.

    even if the cable pull was correct

    Yeah. That’ll knacker it.

    thepodge
    Member

    The alfine 8 pulls cable for higher gears so maybe technically not rapid rise but standard shifters are backwards.

    amedias
    Member

    And only the old alfines are reverse shifting, the current series of 8speed hubs go the normal way (like the 11speed ones)

    but as for the OP the answer is as above, no, cable pull is all wrong annoyingly.

    The alfine 8 pulls cable for higher gears so maybe technically not rapid rise but standard shifters are backwards.

    Which is exactly what rapid rise does. There’s no such thing as a rapid rise shifter.

    So it’d work fine. Except for the bloody cable pull…….

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