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any interest in footshifter based on European design

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Location: Kirksville Missouri United States
I plan to make myself a foot shifter late fall or early winter.I have detailed scale drawings of all parts and assembly originally designed,fabricated,and sold by a gentleman in Europe.I personally am aware of 6 shifters of this design in use.This is far past just a few working prototypes but a proven design in use.I viewed a WL today running this design foot shifter.I guess to be more accurate I crawled all over the super nice WL/K hybrid with one of these shifters.I spent approx 1/2 hour taking in every detail.I deeply appreciate being allowed access to this bike..............


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Greg,
I am also interested in getting one of these shifters.


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Location: Jonesville, Louisiana, USA
I wonder if they would work with one of the Czech 4-Speed conversion kits (4-speed in a 3-speed box) ?
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Location: Champaign-Urbana, IL
So, maybe I am misunderstanding this, so please forgive me if I am wrong ...

Basically, it sounds like rather than purchasing a "proven design" from somebody in Europe, who has worked out all the details, and invested in producing a foot shifter mechanism, presumably for sale ... you plan on copying his design and marketing it to others here in the States?

While it is perfectly reasonable for you to make a copy for your own use, to make it available to others seems pretty shaky to me ... Perhaps it would be a better idea if you provided a link to this guy's products so that others on this board can decide for themselves whether they might want to purchase this guy's blood, sweat, and tears for themselves.

Just saying ... and if I misinterpreted your note, my apologies in advance.

Mark
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Mark,
Will all due respect to a fellow forum member I only discuss personal business matters with those personally involved.I believe you'll understand why I chose not to discuss personal issues on a public forum not to mention over the internet as well.

I am willing and have the means to offer this shifter for sale to those interested.Price is yet to be set as I'm currently negotiating with my EDM guy on prices as he will be cutting me all the pieces needed to fabricate a dozen shifters with per batch when I need them.

So I appreciate the input and hope everyone is having a great week.


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Location: Champaign-Urbana, IL
Greg,

If the European-designed foot-shifter conversion kit is no longer available, or otherwise unavailable, I have no problem with what you are doing. But again, that is just my personal opinion.

Mark


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Location: Kirksville Missouri United States
Mark,
I hope you in no way take this message in a negative tone.I see you're from Ill. so you're not far from where I went to college.I graduated from Iowa with a 3.7 in business earning my degree in less then 4 years.If this college is not known to you personally I believe if memory serves when I graduated with about 600 others at winter graduation I was one of less then a dozen to achieve this grade point or higher.I share that as earning a degree from a very difficult college in business no less I'm keenly aware of more facts then I feel like typing or anyone feels like reading in regards to business issues of about any sort.I again would like to say this is not meant to be negative only to assure you that I am,due to choice of majors,as aware of the various aspects of most issues relating to matters such as you're be so thoughtful as to help make me aware of.
Again I hope you find this constructive post and if you happen to have a Doctorate in Business I welcome further input .So I do appreciate your concern and sincerely hope this message has helped.



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Greg,

I think that I have made my concerns very, very clear. Your comments, on the other hand, seem largely irrelevant. I will not be commenting further.

Thanks, Mark


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Yes, Kurt. That's the one that I remember, being for sale some years back.

That's a pretty cool setup. I like to see one in action, maybe on you-tube or something.
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Come on. I wanna see all the edited stuff. I like swearing matches! Otherwise none of this subject makes no sense. Is someone stealing someone elses design??


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Yeah kool footshift , how does the whole handclutch system work then ?


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