Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    57
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Amish Country (pic)

    Yep, from Lancaster PA

    So many Cycling forums out there, and I need something that I could discuss road bike related stuff with the masses. So here I am. Also a member on HCOR.net which is pretty dead during the winter.

    I've got a Cannondale Prophet (which is really muddy currently)
    Azonic Steelhead (in peices)
    Razesa (dont know the model)

    Since we don't see too many Spaniards out there I thought I'd post one of the Razesa!



    I need some info on upgrading this old steed, whether to SS or new 9 speed components. Friction shifters suck!

  2. #2
    ♋ ☮♂ ☭ ☯ -=(8)=-'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    40205 'ViLLeBiLLie
    My Bikes
    Sngl Spd's, 70's- 80's vintage, D-tube Folder
    Posts
    7,735
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I was going to welcome you until you said "Friction shifters suck"


    Tee hee....welcome.
    I used to live on the border of Lanco and Chesco in Sadsbury...
    Great area to ride !!

  3. #3
    In Memory of One Cool Cat Blackberry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Charlottesville, VA
    My Bikes
    Lemond Victoire, Cannondale.Mountain Bike, two 1980s lugged steel Treks, ancient 1980-something Giant mountain bike converted into a slick tired commuter with mustache handlebars, 1960-something Raleigh Sports
    Posts
    2,723
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sweet bike. BTW, you'll flind plenty of folks here who still love friction shifters. I'm one of them.
    Dead last finish is better than did not finish and infinitely better than did not start.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    57
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I will justify my statement.

    Be it my inexperience or just lack of patience, I've lost interest in friction shifter due to the constant adjustments the need to be made while riding. Maybe I don't know how to adjust them, but I can't ever seem to shift a gear accurately without keeping my hand in the shifter to make small adjustments after the chain moves. It gets very frustrating.

  5. #5
    Beauty Everywhere snowy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Colorado
    My Bikes
    2006 Giant Anthem, Specialized Dolce Elite 05
    Posts
    2,596
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Welcome to Bikeforums check out the Roadcycling Forum!!
    "RIDE FAST TAKE CHANCES!"

    Interested in the Women's Forum? Send me a PM for more information.

  6. #6
    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
    My Bikes
    Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.
    Posts
    21,575
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Are you sure you don't want to stick with the friction shifters?

    Talk to the experts here:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/

    And welcome to BF!

    East Hill
    ___________________________________________________
    TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Pewaukee wisconsin for now
    My Bikes
    '83 trek 720 touring
    Posts
    6
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    friction shifters

    Hi, not new to biking, but new to talking to other cyclists...what is a friction shifter?...is that the old style, non indexed?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •