My "Last Friction Shifter" thread has now morphed into this. Friction shifting my 6spd uniglide with Simplex/Mavic retrofric's is, except for the reach down to the dt, almost as fast & sure as my friend shoving his 10spd brifter. My 7spd fw is also "easy".
To keep that ease of shifting, and because I ride 126mm rears, am I missing out on all those cogs?? Does having beaucoup choices feel better? He fits his gear to his legs, my legs do more adapting to the gears I have. He also spends one heck of a lot of time click-searching for that best-gear-of-the-moment: riding with him in rolling terrain is a symphony of clicks, chain rattles, and ka-chunks.
Question: what are people using in back with double or triples up front? Am I the last 6 cogster? How many of you actually have had your 126 rears cold set spread for STI?