I know that many folks touring, prefer friction shifting as do i. I also am aware that tourers in Europe tend to prefer flat bars. Many of you here have experience riding in Europe and have probably seen lots of folks touring there and can perhaps answer this question. What are the flat bar types using for friction shifters as no one really makes them any more except for very cheap Sun Race ones? Or do they just use modern index ones?
Incidentally i use a very old nice quality set of flat bar friction shifters i got from a friend of mine that are probably 30+ years old and still going strong.