Originally Posted by transam08
OK what's your secret? I find that if I have the lever high so my foot stays underneath it in normal riding, it is really awkward to change up. If i have it in the more usual position the lever doesn't return to the central position and my foot needs to stay to the outside of the lever. Where is your foot in normal riding, underneath or outside the lever?
I guess I have the lever a little higher than usual as its easier to adjust your footing for down shifting than it is to get under the lever with a large boot.
You dont need to get the whole toe of the boot to shift grear, just enough to grip the lever.
You dont want the lever so high that you can leave you boot under. I kind of twist my foot outwards and under to upshift.
Everyones different though. The gear lever splines are usually quite universal so maybe find a larger or different profiled one off a different bike and experiment, experiment, experiment.
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