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Old 11-26-03, 01:44 PM   #1
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S&S Couplers - Worthwhile for occaisional travel?

I'm having a frame built and I'm torn about whether to have S&S couplers installed. I can see the great benefits to travel - meeting baggage requirements, saving the bike surcharge, simplified ground travel with a smaller bike case.

But I don't expect to travel alot. Enough to justify the cost of the couplers, but not much more than once a year. Are there any downsides to having the couplers on a bike that might be ridden alot (likely in wet conditions), but might travel once a year or less? Would it be a nuisance to have cable splitters on such a bike? For example, would the cable splitters degrade cable reliability? Do couplers provide a great enough improvement in travel that it offsets loss of the simple, reliable elegance of a non-coupler frame?

Thanks for your thoughts.
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oops. I see the same discussion in the Road Cycling forum
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