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The Vintage Steel and Electronic Brifters Club!

Old 01-31-15, 01:14 PM
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The Vintage Steel and Electronic Brifters Club!

Inspired by that snooty-nosed https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...fter-club.html, I thought it would be appropriate to create an even more exclusive vintage-themed club. The vintage steel and electronic brifters club!

Rules are simple. You own a vintage steel bike equipped with electronic brifters (Shimano Di2 and Campy Sram et al equivalents) and you're in!

Post your bike in this thread to identify yourself as a member!



(Small editorial by club creator: Do any of these bikes actually exist??)
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Old 01-31-15, 01:32 PM
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Like a Vintage bike on Steroids?
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I belong to the only three clubs that matter, Marines, Boom Operators and the Celeste Club. I don't have time for brifter haters nor prima donnas with some new fangled 'letric shifting.
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I'd like to see a picture or it didn't happen please.
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i have considered this, but the battery would just look out of place...
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I'd like to see a picture or it didn't happen please.
Wait, I know a guy. Ellis custom with Di2. Haven't seen it yet nor have I seen a picture. I'll try to convince the guy to ride it at my spring ride.
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I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member​!
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Old 01-31-15, 07:39 PM
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There might not be such a bike anywhere on the planet.
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I thought ..........
1st mistake
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Next thing you know, there'll be the shorty fender club.
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Next thing you know, there'll be the shorty fender club.
Who would belong to it? @Velognome and Zaphod Beeblebrox and no one else.
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Originally Posted by armstrong101 View Post
Inspired by that snooty-nosed https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...fter-club.html, I thought it would be appropriate to create an even more exclusive vintage-themed club. The vintage steel and electronic brifters club!

Rules are simple. You own a vintage steel bike equipped with electronic brifters (Shimano Di2 and Campy Sram et al equivalents) and you're in!

Post your bike in this thread to identify yourself as a member!



(Small editorial by club creator: Do any of these bikes actually exist??)
Sheesh. You don't even belong to your own club?
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There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
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People in this forum are not typical.
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Old 02-01-15, 12:08 AM
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Is a club with no members really a club?
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Old 02-01-15, 12:41 AM
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I can still friction shift an 8 speed with down tube levers.... Real cyclists don't need trainer wheels!



semper retrogrouch....!

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Mavic Zapp, anyone?
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He's working on it:

https://www.bikeforums.net/framebuild...ernal-di2.html
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Oooh oooh! A possible first member! This is exciting!
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
Next thing you know, there'll be the shorty fender club.
I remember those from the early 1970s. My 1960 Capo had them, but the seller kept them.
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... I thought it would be appropriate to create an even more exclusive vintage-themed club. The vintage steel and electronic brifters club! ...
Maybe it's because I am an electrical engineer, but electronic shift has actually caught my interest, something mechanical indexing was never able to do. (All of my road bikes have always been friction shift, and I keep my mountain bike in friction mode, which facilitated an easy wheelset upgrade from a 7-speed SunTour freewheel to an 8-speed Shimano cassette.) For me, the most interesting aspects of electronic shifting are the ability to program automatic cage position trimming in the front derailleur and to install up- and down-shift buttons at multiple hand positions on the bars. Since I work in digital communication system design, the prospect of wireless control holds obvious additional appeal, although I would be concerned about an updated "Breaking Away" in which a passing member of the Italian team shifts our hero's gears at an inopportune moment, instead of throwing a Silca pump through his front spokes.
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Just in one season (last year), I saw three separate electronic shifting systems fail on 75 plus mile rides. Two appeared to be battery/charge related, and one was rain related. No thank you.
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
Next thing you know, there'll be the shorty fender club.
Yes,...."Tub Club",........"Platform Pedal Club",....."Retrofriction Lever Club",...."Stem Shifter Club",....."Turkey lever club",....."Bar End Shifter Club",...."Side Stand Chainstay Crushers Club",.......best yet!, The "Le Club Dorque Disque"!

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Peter Chisholm, former owner of Vecchio's, has a Merckx MX Leader he converted to Athena EPS.
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A rider in my club has had a Shimano Di system (unsure which one) for about three years now with no issues. She averages around 5000 miles per year.
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I am in the process of converting Fausto Coppi's 1949 TdF bike to use one of those 50cc engine kits they sell on Ebay for $99. It's pretty much done; I just need to find the right shade of Krylon for the front Aerospoke.

So while I don't technically meet the criteria for this club, I think I should at least be an honorary member.

Or maybe I'll start my own club. Something along the lines of "I have this nice old bike but don't really like all the old stuff on it and can't make it work anyway and also have no sense of style, history, or human decency so I think I'll completely screw it up but I still want to be thought of as a C&V kind of guy" club. The acronym is kind of unwieldy, but hey...
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This will be very easy to accomplish once SRAM red wireless is released.

SRAM Red wireless electronic group details discovered - BikeRadar

Initial cost will be an issue. Eventual trickle down to Force level will help.
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