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Old 03-21-05, 03:23 PM   #1
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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.
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http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...553320-4887903

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Old 03-21-05, 03:51 PM   #2
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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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Old 03-22-05, 09:31 AM   #4
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My understanding is that it's a weight thingy.

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Old 03-22-05, 11:27 AM   #5
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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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