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#1 beerat

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 19:24

Hi
This is a strange one to ask , But have any of you got any idea when the first quickshifters were used in racing . Would they be available to the public before 1991
What sort of bike used them before this year ??

Any proof of use is appreciated

Chris

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#2 exclubracer

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:02

Hi
This is a strange one to ask , But have any of you got any idea when the first quickshifters were used in racing . Would they be available to the public before 1991
What sort of bike used them before this year ??

Any proof of use is appreciated

Chris


You going to put one on the Rottweiler, Chris? :D

Some horrendous prices quoted for them on Evilfray but easy to make one with a kill-switch and a piece of spring-steel strip, I used a cut-dowm 6-in ruler... ;)

#3 picblanc

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 08:39

I might be wrong? but first person in UK I recall using one was Steve Patrickson, I think he imported them too?
He is in my FB friends Chris, drop him a line he might know?
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Posted 05 August 2010 - 13:19

Huuuuuummmmmmm...pre 1991. Lets see, makes me think of one TZ250A (reverse cylinder) in blue & white Gauloises livery. :) Hi Chris. :wave:

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 15:46

Huuuuuummmmmmm...pre 1991. Lets see, makes me think of one TZ250A (reverse cylinder) in blue & white Gauloises livery. :) Hi Chris. :wave:

Don


Hi Don

It's a small world :p You seem to know me too well. I want to know if quickshifters were available before 1991 because some riders are riding TZ 250 B's at the Manx GP in the Post Classic race and the club have just said quickshifters are not allowed to be used :well: Some people may protest the results if they are used so it would be good to have some proof that quickshifters were on the market before 1991 :up:

Thanks Graham i'll give him a try :up:

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#6 beerat

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 15:50

You going to put one on the Rottweiler, Chris? :D

Some horrendous prices quoted for them on Evilfray but easy to make one with a kill-switch and a piece of spring-steel strip, I used a cut-dowm 6-in ruler...;)



Hi Mick

No i think the gears come quick enough on it as it is , It has tried to hurt me so i don't want to make it any worse :up:

Chris

#7 Russell Burrows

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 18:24

What are they talking about :stoned:

#8 rd500

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 23:29

im pretty sure they weren't using them in gps in 91 not 500s anyway, i think 92 mabye. i know there were teams using them in supercup in 93. :smoking:

#9 rotrax

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 12:04

Hi
This is a strange one to ask , But have any of you got any idea when the first quickshifters were used in racing . Would they be available to the public before 1991
What sort of bike used them before this year ??

Any proof of use is appreciated

Chris

Hi, Sorry to have only picked up this post today-I am a fairly new member-but I can confirm that Paul Andrews was using a quick shifter on his Kawasaki Pro Stock drag bike in the early eighties. It was pneumatic and had to be charged with a special high pressure pump more often used in bicycle racing. Paul was a colleague of mine at KMUK and went on to be British Champion on the same bike. This type of quick shifter would,of course,be no good for more than a few shifts as the pressure would drop.I also believe it only shifted up the box. After all,thats all that was required when your run was about 10 seconds! Hope this helps,In Sport,Rotrax.