Brandon Ives wrote:
> (cut) I'm sure the same
> reasons that racers embraced index shifting 15 years ago would have
> made it popular 70 years ago had the makers provided it. Any thoughts?
When Desgrange first let derailleurs into the TdF in 1937, it was an Osgear Super Champion that featured an indexing 4-speed quadrant shifter on the down tube. Before '37 it was a two cog freewheel on each side of the wheel (4-speed) and you turned (flipped) the wheel around.
Chuck Schmidt L.A.