Finally riding a big boys bike
- Jul 12, 2019
- Central Florida
Hmmm.... it was a few years back. The main sentiment was what you have already experienced - if something breaks the shifter parts are not interchangeable with non-FF. It was sold as a system where you could shift gears without having to pedal. So, you could shift gears while coasting. Might also be easier to shift gears while braking, because you don't have to pedal. As Sven said, most people didn't see the need for the FF system, so it didn't last long, making parts more difficult to locate.
It's an interesting system, and should work fine once you get your new cable.
Ok I see, thanks for the explanation. It's really weird how the sprocket keeps turning while coasting. Funny how the part lasted 39 years until I went around the block several times and then it broke. Now if my luck changes and can pick the winning lotto numbers.