1/15/13

Shifter

Trying to figure out some kind of new shifter for this bike and was thinking about going with a ratchet handle. I've used 'em before and I like it. Nice, clean and subtle. But then I thought maybe I could make something on the lathe. I wanted brass, but couldn't find any scraps anywhere, so I used aluminum. It's tapped for a 3/8" thread. I kinda like it, but still don't know which way to go. Either way I have to join it to some 1/2" round stock. I thought about making them both, but I only have one splined piece that bolts to the trans that I got to weld these things too.