torsdag 14 november 2013

Nick-E-Shift / Speed-E-Shifters Made In Sweden

The future influences the present just as much as the past Friedrich Nietzsche once said, but this ain't about Friedrich - it's about reinventing the past, besides - it's about time someone started making the Speed-E-Shifters again.

The Nick-E-Shift will be an exact reproduction of George Tatge's invention from 1951 - The Speed-E-Shift. Only difference is the Nick-e will have brass bushings installed and a little tighter geometry/tolerances but it will look and function EXACTLY like the original, it could also be available for Flatheads and for bikes with Big Bore cylinders, something that always been an issue with the old Speed-E's.

I'm not quite there yet but considering I got the idea of doing a Nick-E-Shifter two days ago and the parts are already in the making I guess this is really happening.

I haven't been to the future to check out how this project goes yet, so all I can say is after I've finished the first shifter I'll know more about it, ok - how long time the Nick-E's take to make and if the work is fun enough to repeat and start taking orders.
Right now however the future looks pretty shifting.

9 kommentarer:

  1. I used to have callipers on my boots . . . awesome mate, don't forget the flux capacitor, watch out for shifty types, they steal your ideas. !!

  2. You have a long cold dark winter to figure this out, i can't wait!

  3. I want one too, sign me up!!!!!!!!!!

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