RE: [CR]RE: Winning Today's Races With Yesterday's Technology

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Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 17:42:23 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: RE: [CR]RE: Winning Today's Races With Yesterday's Technology

>If you have ridden an FC or AC uphill and want to shift rapidly, you are in for a surprise. Yes it fits the criteria of having the accessibility on the handlebar and indexing but performance wise... let me put it this way. I have not yet clicked into a cog and spun out without any resistance at all. Cannot say the same for our good ol' SA hubs. Great for commuting and for those who fear exposed gearing. Compared to todays drivetrain... well let the forum comment. There is a lot more experience out there than I have.

Ray Homiski Elizabeth, NJ
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> " You have to admit that it is a lot easier to keep
> your hands on the bars, shift right to the correct gear and lock it in.
> Now try that same thing with downtube friction levers. There has to be a
> difference.
> Ray Homiski
> Elizabeth, NJ"
> Be careful Ray, you might be accused of an unintentional endorsement of
> Sturmey-Archer FC and AC racing hubs. "Index shifting", controls right at
> the same point as the brake lever... hmmm.... We need to add a 1950s RRA
> to
> this list of classic competitors then. We just need need to tell Lance not
> to ride off the saddle on ascents in 1st gear and he's good to go.
> Peter Kohler
> Washington, DC USA
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