so i've seen a few pictures in this sub-forum of folks who have removed the front derailer and large ring, and leave only the rear setup. what's the reasoning behind this? aesthetics (i does look good)? simplicity? did you hardly ever run on the large ring, thereby making in unnecessary? enlighten me!
and for those that have downtube shifters, what did you do? leave a dummy shifter on the left side? leave the exposed boss? cap the boss somehow?