Re: [CR]barend shifter questions

(Example: Racing:Jean Robic)

Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 16:33:11 +1300
From: "David Benson" <tech@worrall.co.nz>
To: Sheldon Brown <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Cc: Tom Hayes <hayesbikes@nls.net>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]barend shifter questions
References: <l03130300b80102b701bf@[216.144.8.139]> <v04210118b8012804fe63@[10.0.1.32]>


Sheldon Brown wrote:
> In the case of non-indexed bar-end shifters, there's no such thing as
> a "front" or "rear" they're just shifters.

But DB say: While this is true if we only consider gear shifting capability, the right hand lever in a set of Suntour bar cons has a left hand threaded expander bolt. In a crash, this allows the lever to be loosened by a sidewards impact, reducing the chance that the lever will be broken off. DB