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Old 03-01-17, 09:33 AM
John E
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Bikes: 1959 & 1960 Capo; 1982 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;

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Originally Posted by kaos joe View Post
I have 2 road bikes with bar-end shifters, 2 with Ultegra 9 spd brifters, and 1 with 9 spd Microshift brifters. They all work perfectly. I will occasionally forget which system I'm using and miss a shift, especially when going from Ultegra to Microshift. But it's no biggie and have, really, no preferences.
For mechanical shift, I still favor downtube control for those who do not mind taking a hand off the bars and barcons for those who do. (I use thumbies on the mountain bike's flat bars.) I really like being able to sweep through any desired number of cogs in back in a single motion.
"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." --Theodore Roosevelt
Capo: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324
Capo: 1960 Sieger (2), S/N 42624, 42597
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1982 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069
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