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    On the cover it shows Lance on a bike w/ shifters on the downtube. I was kind of surprised, I thought the newer (especially TdF bikes) all had integrated shifters/brakes.
    Here's a link for a picture:

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...553320-4887903

    Any info for a newly addicted roadie, would be much appreciated!

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    Somewhere in CA
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    LA uses a downtube shifter for the front ring during hill stages

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    So he has a STI shifter (is that the correct term?) for the rear der? Why just the front? What are the advantages?

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    My understanding is that it's a weight thingy.
    Last edited by Laggard; 03-22-05 at 09:54 AM.

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    I believe it is a weight and an infiinite trim thing. Searching this forum will give you whole threads on the subject. I believe that Marco Pantani started it.

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