"Brifters" ... now there's a word that needs to die.
Steven L. Sheffield, USA stevens at veloworks dot com veloworks at mac dot com aitch tee tea pea colon [for word] slash [four ward] slash double-you double-yew double-ewe dot veloworks dot com [four word] slash
> From: "garth libre" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2002 19:13:33 -0500
> To: <email@example.com>
> Subject: [CR]Classic cut off criteria
> 3) Bar end shifters, down tube shifters and even (UGGH) stem shifters are all
> plainly classic. (Well maybe not stem shifters, I am not sure, but I am sure I
> hate them. Nothing could be less classic than brifters, STI, Ergo or whatever
> delicate garbage the industry tries to force consumers to swallow. I think I
> could swallow a downtube lever and safely eliminate it, but those brifters
> would certainly cause a trip to the emergency room.