Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Memphis TN
Bikes: Raleigh, Benotto, Schwinn, Trek
What do I gain? And what might I loose?
On one of my older bikes (see pic) I restored a few years ago with 9speed (had been a 6) and kept it a DT SIS (Dura Ace) bike. In a moment of typical madness I recently picked up a set of DuraAce barcons. I've always guessed that this type of shifting might offer every bit of the simplicity, durability, and flawless operation that DTs do, but also offer a shift position a little bit more convenient. Maybe the very best features of STI and DT?
For those of you that have done this, will I be pleased with a switch from DT to barcons?