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Eric Lundgren
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No not that god awful “solution” that guy who hangs around Kraynicks tried by cramming old Mtn bike brifters on road bars.

Retroshift’s CX2 Shifters Review: Prioritizing Reliability and Simplicity for the Mud and Muck of Cyclocross

Seems like something people on this board may be interested in. I would actually like to try it out so I could maybe stop hoarding Dura-Ace 7800 right shifters.


rice rocket
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http://bike-pgh.org/bbpress/topic/retroshift

Do you want to buy my 7800 levers (could use a new faceplate, it’s a bit smashed up, but the lever action is still great)? I might “downgrade” to 6700 levers. I have 6700 levers on my other bike, and going back and forth between the two hood shapes drives me nuts.


Eric Lundgren
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Yes I would definitely be interested in those 7800 shifters.


erok
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i saw those in an ad in urban velo. would love to hear a user review


KBrooks
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Poster CTC is using these and will be reviewing them for Bicycle Times in an upcoming issue. One of us will post here when it appears.


Eric Lundgren
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Two people reviewed them for cxmagazine that link I posted is a review. They seemed to like the right shifter but not the left as much.


buffalo buffalo
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sounds like the reason they didn’t like the left is because they set up some bizarre vintage front derailleur “that requires more cable pull than a modern front derailleur”….

[rant about gear reviewers using nonstandard equipment that makes their experience unlikely to be applicable for normal, everyday users elided…]


rice rocket
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It’s ironic that your rant is against non-standard equipment…when these shifters are non-standard equipment.

If you’re using these shifters, you’re most likely not running Shimano/SRAM/Campagnolo derailleurs either?


Eric Lundgren
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I think almost everyone would be using shimano or SRAM to match the bar ends.


Drewbacca
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Anyone have any experience with “Shimergos?” http://www.cxmagazine.com/shimano-campagnolo-ergopower-compatibility

I’m thinking of trying the 10spd campy with 9spd shimano thing as I’d prefer the rebuildable brifters…


Swalfoort
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You know, it is still amazing to me that after all my years on bikes, there is still this whole ‘nother language out there that I have absolutetly no comprehension of.

I know and understand the words. It’s the message that the words are telling me that evades me.

I should be so embarrassed at my non-technical understand of how my bike actually works, but somehow I am not.

I love the fact that I occasionally receive messages that are so foreign to me they could be in another language, despite the fact that I know and understand every word.

I am also very glad that I don’t get messages like that very often.

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