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Old 07-14-02, 03:12 PM
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Originally posted by chewa

You should speak to my wife. She is going to have a custom tourer built by Roberts in London. They can build basically anything and she has hinted she wants "suicide levers" and stem shifters.
(She has them on the tourer she has ridden for 23 years)

I'm trying hard to put her off.
Do you really mean she wants 'Suicide Shifters'? They were stick type friction shift levers mounted on the top tube.

Considering the stem shifters, down-tube shifters, and bar-mounted shifters that followed, it is a wonder that somebody came up with such a stupid idea of suicide shifters in the first place.

In the name of safety, I would try my best to discourage suicide shifters unless the bike is an original collector with original suicide position mountings.
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