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tiagra shifters vs 105 or ult(8 posts)

tiagra shifters vs 105 or ultcogsi
Oct 2, 2003 5:14 PM
I am sick and tired of my shifters craping out on my cross bike. I am curently running dura ace but they are sticking on the down shift. I have decided that it is not worth spending money on shifters in cross. So are tiagra any good? I have ridden 105 and ult and I could not tell the diference. I do not care abought weight, only durability.
Bar cons perhaps?arctic hawk
Oct 2, 2003 5:40 PM
Well, it is an answer to your problems. I have crashed on mine more than once & they are still running like a charm...
Bar cons perhaps?atpjunkie
Oct 2, 2003 10:21 PM
hmmmm lets see, buy ruin and replace or beat and re-beat.
Long live the bar ends!!!!
Oct 3, 2003 8:47 AM
it really sucks to spend like $150 on shifters and have them last maybe 2 seasons of cross. Bar end shifters will never break or fail and you can shift with mittens on.
Ditto! Rich is absolutely correct! Bar-cons rule! (nm)Dale Brigham
Oct 3, 2003 8:57 AM
Dale- you're back from Europe and good to go?richpierce
Oct 3, 2003 11:37 AM
Looks like a great cross season this year in Missouri- more races, even 3 in January. Justin's hooking me up for one in his hometown. See ya out there! I'll miss the season opener but should be good to go after that.
Still suffering from PBP-induced hangover, RichDale Brigham
Oct 3, 2003 12:46 PM
My legs work, but my mind refuses to pedal the bike for more than an hour at a time. I'm pretty much toasted for the duration of the year, I fear. At least now (exactly 6 weeks since the end of PBP) I can almost sit down normally and my fingers and toes are only a bit numb.

I'll likely skip cross racing this year, since racing would mean 1) training (yecch!), and 2) less riding time with my lovely and talented wife. She patiently put up with me throughout this PBP year ("Sorry 'bout the lawn honey; gotta' go for a 10 hour ride"), in addition to driving the SEAT diesel 6-spd minivan to support me me and my 3 other fellow Columbianos at controles across Frawnce during PBP. She got less sleep than us randos, and we got less than 3 hours a night (for three nights). I owe her big time.

If you are involved with the state champ. CX race slated for Columbia on Dec. 7, please let me know what I can do to help with course prep and race-day duties. It's my turn to help. Heavens knows I've raced for years without doing my part in putting on events. My buddy Micah is part of the event, I think, so I'll ask him how I can help.

Rich, will you be at Cosmo in Columbia on Sunday? I'll be there cheering on Justin during his junior race, and then my wife and I will take a leisurely jaunt on the MKT/Katy to Rocheport for lunch. Ahh, the life of the retired randonneur!

Hope to see you Sunday, Rich!

Still suffering from PBP-induced hangover, Richrichpierce
Oct 3, 2003 2:15 PM
Yeah, I'll be there, am putting it on. We've got plenty of help Saturday setting up but could use help maybe at registration on Sunday or tearing down after everyone else has gone home. Justin is pumped as usual I am sure- this guy is a blast. See ya there.

I am SO sorry you won't be racing cross this year. I will miss the view from behind!