Re: [CR]Bar Cons vs Bar ends

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing)

From: <>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 09:10:13 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]Bar Cons vs Bar ends

In a message dated 1/16/2003 9:00:13 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> That's a new one, butmy first exposure was in 1969 when they were called
> 'pinky shifters'- yes, it did refer to the right one as well as the left.
> As far as installation, many of us bar-end shifter users routinely lope a
> cm
> or two off the bar for a more natural grasp and reach

This seems to come up a lot with bar end shifters. Doesn't this depend to some extent on the bars you're using and maybe your hand size? My hands are on the big side and I just install the shifters on an uncut deep drop bar and seem happy with it. To someone installing bar end shifters for the first time it might seem like the bar cutting is a requirement, when maybe they'd be happier leaving the bar intact.

Pete Geurds
Douglassville, PA