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Old 2010-01-22, 08:53 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by justtysen View Post
It looks like the shifter slides a dual ringed clutch along the crank spindle, and that the pegged teeth on either side of that clutch are spring loaded against each other. Their engagement being staggered on each side, so that when shifting one side is disengaged, and the other side's pegs are compressed, after enough of a rotation (that small coasting section) these pegs reach their corresponding notches and pop out, engaging the new side. The spring tension in the shifter itself would have to be greater than that in the combined pegs to prevent them from shifting the clutch back.
I think that's exactly how it works. I spent some time looking at the pics today and came to the same conclusion - considering that, it was quite an amount of nonsense what I wrote in post #3
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