Hewwwo peoples.... I fitted my bargain ebay £0.99 short shift linkage last night and thought I would report back my findings... The linkage I fitted is available on ebay for about £45 plus postage. I was lucky and found one someone was selling, brand new in a sealed package, and won it for 99p. Shibby. Anyway, easy to fit, and the gear throw length is adjustable which is a feature I really like. Naturally I have set it on the shortest possible throw. It is about the length of a gnat's cock from 1st to 2nd. Feels weird to start with but I like it - nice and smooth too. Well recommended.