Old 05-06-15, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by icepick_trotsky View Post
Why bother with the brifters? I see a perfectly good pair of Suntour barcons.
I can deal with old shifters in odd places and big gear jumps in a narrow range on my personal commute bike. On a tandem where the stoker is likely SWMBO, and likely with a trailer or kid seat, I am sure I will want a very wide range with plenty of steps in it, and quick, accurate, thoughtless shifting between them without moving my hands to upset the bike.

Otherwise I'm likely to have to buy one of those T-shirts that says, "If you can read this the b---- fell off" so I can ride around on my tandem by myself.
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