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couple of questions.....(5 posts)

couple of questions.....african
Feb 21, 2003 10:42 AM
No one ever told me what STI stands for?
And what is a gillet?

Thanks.
Gillet=Insulated Vest matching your team kit (how poseur!)nmSpunout
Feb 21, 2003 10:46 AM
STIJS Haiku Shop
Feb 21, 2003 10:59 AM
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_st-z.html#sti

A Shimano buzzword standing for "System Total Integration". This normally is used to refer to Shimano's combined brake lever/shift lever systems, particularly those designed for dropbar handlebars. S.T.I. is similar to Campagnolo's Ergo system. S.T.I. uses the main brake lever, pushed inward, to select larger sprockets, and a smaller, auxiliary lever inside the brake lever to select smaller sprockets.
Actually it's SUAOldEdScott
Feb 21, 2003 11:07 AM
or 'Shimano Uber Alles.' It was Shimano's clever way of making you buy their brake levers, brakesets and shifters as well as their derailleurs, chains and cassettes. Some people call that 'Shimano Total Integration,' but they're wrong.
gillet=2nd generation mullet (how gauche! oh my!) nmJS Haiku Shop
Feb 21, 2003 11:00 AM