I just swapped out my brifters for regular aero brake levers and bar end shifters. Being the genius that I am, I installed the front brake cable to the right lever.
Any reasons not to just leave it set up this way on a heavily loaded tourer?
I'm right handed, and while on tour I don't find myself grabbing bottles to drink while riding. I usualy just stop, relax and drink. Same for snacking.
For events, recreational riding and sometimes commuting it's all about time, so I drink/eat while riding (which perhaps might matter, me being right handed).
All my other bikes have the normal US setup: left lever front, right lever rear.
I'll be riding this bike loaded on tour for up to a year.