Another Luddite saved by Ergo
Put Ergo Veloce shifters (now I wish I'd gotten Chorus) on the Romulus. Never really used any form of indexing before--certainly not STI/Ergo. I'm lovin' life out there. Shifting out of the saddle is like so totally cool. I love the thumb triggers on the Ergo and the nice, fat hoods give a great grip. I'd put several miles in using a friend's Ultegra STI, but I prefer the feel and action of the Ergos. The Jtek Shiftmate, which mates Campy shifters to otherwise Shimano drivetrain was easy to set up and works as described.
I'll keep my classic bike with Mavic retrofriction shifters just because I like 'em, feel a certain snobbishness/shifting supplesse using them, and-- they work so smoothly.
I've used Campy bits before (pedals, Record dt shifters, etc.) but not really bought into the Campy thing. When I bought the cable set at the LBS I innocently asked the clerk if they were pre-stretched. He looked at me with about as much gravity as on the planet Jupiter and said, "These are Campy cables. They don't stretch." All I could do was mumble something like, "Yes. Of course. Campy. Don't stretch."
Anyway, welcome to modernity, CrossChain. I may get a dvd player next.