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Old 10-01-08, 11:06 AM
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Electronics would be just something new to fail. I do like the shifters on the levers. They make shifitng surprisingly easier but the old down tube shifting lasted much better and was incredibly simple. I have worn out about 3 of the new shifters and neverb ever wore out a down tube shifter. I understand that people who ride fully loaded touring into remote or primitive areas tend to favor down tube shifters because if you have wire, you can fix them.

It seems to me that electronic shifting is meeting a need that does not exist. But I sort of felt the same about index shifting so what do I know?
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