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Old 01-23-07, 06:17 PM   #1
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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)
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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!
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Old 01-23-07, 06:45 PM   #2
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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...
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Old 01-23-07, 08:34 PM   #3
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Sweet bike. BTW, you'll flind plenty of folks here who still love friction shifters. I'm one of them.
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Old 01-24-07, 10:11 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 01-24-07, 10:17 AM   #5
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Are you sure you don't want to stick with the friction shifters?

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

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Old 01-26-07, 10:56 AM   #7
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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?
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