John and East Hill thanks for the birthdays wishes!!!
db, 'Lem in PA' actualy lives outside or Jupiter on the east coast of Florida while I live in Tampa. After stumbling across the Paramount, located outside of Ft. Lauderdale, I quickly perused CL looking for something else to buy to help spread the expenses of my trip. While I was in Ft. Lauderdale I made a quick trip to my optomtrists for my bi-annual eye exam. I hadnt had them checked since I sold my house in Miami 2 years ago.
From Tampa I shot across the middle of the state and down the turnpikes to Lems and picked up the Peugeot. From there I drove down to Weston, a Ft. Lauderdale/Miami suburb, for the Paramount then backwards about 15 miles for my eye exam. For my retrun trip to Tampa I took a more southern route across alligator alley. (yes, you can see gators) I made a 560 mile loop yesterday!!!
As far as the brifters go I could only guess that the owner likes nice things and upgraded or perhaps the reach for DT shifters was to far. He's a nice guy whos into biking and has mostly high end stuff.