So, last week in the continuing saga, I broke my shifter and couldn't complete my commute. Finally, I ordered a double cable stop (for 20 bucks!!!!!) and got a stem shifter from the bike collective for $10. Got some new cables and housing. Now I'm back in business. Everything is installed and seems to be working fine. Tomorrow I have to work so I will see if I can make it the whole, short way without something catastrophic happening. I have my doubts. I think my bike is the devil spawn and destined to leave me in the lurch. Unfortunately, I can't "buy a Bianchi Volpe" like my friend in Oklahoma told me to do.
Just a little rant to get the week started off right, or ended right whichever.