Not last post at all!!!
So I added an upshift lever above the main lever. Just a prototype and will thin out later, or change it to a wide flat single pedal. .
Tucks my foot in, and now by pressing back with my RIGHT foot on the other pedal, my left foot goes up, moves the pedal and the gearing upshifts. It feels like I'm kicking backward on a kick scooter with superman legs.. you just race forward.
And I've changed my tuning.
My problem has always been overvariation up on top of the range due to despising what too strong of a spring does to low end, and using race gears contributes to the issue as well.
But now that manual control is a go, Fuck it.
I've got a very very weak spring, and very light weights. Wouldn't work right without manual control.
So what I do is upshift fast manually during 10-40mph, then the rollers and spring are perfect weight to carry me up to the top of variation with no foot involved and no drop in rpm. Kinda backwards thinking but it solves a problem I've had forever, regardless of pulley.