Bar-cons or Down tube shifters?
Which do you prefer and why?
When I got my first 10 speed it had down tube. I stopped riding when I went into the Army and just started again a couple of years ago. Now I just bought a 1984 Trek 720 that has Bar-cons.
I think I will try the bar-cons for awhile, but may switch them to down tube, not sure yet. I will not upgrade to any thing more modern, until I bought this bike I forgot the joys of friction shifters.
Which do you prefer and why? is there any advantage of one over the other for touring/commuting? My race/go fast bike has STI so I am only asking about touring/comutting type riding.