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Bar Cons VS. STI?(5 posts)

Bar Cons VS. STI?Drupa
Sep 7, 2002 2:25 PM
Pros / Cons?

Where does the "cons" come from in Bar Cons?

Does the cable route under the tape? Do bars come grooved down the length of the drops?
re: Bar Cons VS. STI?The Walrus
Sep 7, 2002 3:17 PM
Pros: Lighter, cheaper, simpler (hence less prone to catastrophic failure), infinite adjustability for the front derailleur (and rear in friction mode) and bonus points for retrogrouch style.

Cons: Almost guaranteed to kneecap you at some point when you're out of the saddle. They're not as convenient.

I have no idea where the "cons" comes from; always wondered myself.

The cable does route under the tape, to the first bend; I've never seen a bar that was grooved to accomodate the cable, but that doesn't mean there isn't one out there.
[bar]end [con]trol (nm)MrT
Sep 8, 2002 10:54 AM
[bar]end [con]trol (nm)atpjunkie
Sep 9, 2002 9:14 PM
cable routes to bend and then "moustaches" to the TT. Big Up on the Retrogrouch.
Doh!The Walrus
Sep 11, 2002 10:15 PM
Well, that was simple enough, once someone spelled it out for me. No wonder I can't get hired for any of those analyst positions...

Thanx for straightening that out!