[CR] Redeeming Ergo shifters OT?

(Example: Framebuilders:Masi)

From: "Mark Petry" <mark@petry.org>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 15:08:01 -0800
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Subject: [CR] Redeeming Ergo shifters OT?

I'm using modern PTFE bearing grease in the headset of my vintage bike does that disqualify me from discussion ?

In fact the BEST, smoothest shifting system I know of is to use "modern" campy rear derailleur with Suntour ratchet shifters on Sachs PC-51 chain with el cheapo (probably chinese) Shimano freewheel . This setup is smooth as a jet and more positive than Record Ergo 10.

I have hesitated to even broach the topic of such a "mongrel" system in this august forum for fear of being branded an heretic or banished completely.

So I'll keep quiet!

Mark Petry Bainbridge Island, WA