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French crosser is finally done.(7 posts)

French crosser is finally done.KG 361
Jan 4, 2004 5:32 PM
Here is the cross post from the 'cross board.
http://forums.consumerreview.com/crforum?viewall@@.efe1b45
... I was expecting a Springer moment...Akirasho
Jan 4, 2004 5:41 PM
Jerry Springer that is...

Explain that barcon please.

Be the bike.
... I was expecting a Springer moment...KG 361
Jan 4, 2004 6:19 PM
I had a Cinelli adapter that you use on threaded stems to adapt threadless type stems. It is the same diameter as a bar. Because I like things to be different and having the shifter close to the top opf the bar and brakes seemed like a good idea, I mounted it there. You spend more time on the tops of the bar and on the hoods than you do in the drops anyway, so it seems like a good idea. We'll see haw it pans out in the real world =)
barconAndy M-S
Jan 5, 2004 4:14 AM
The trick with mounting a barcon there is that you may end up wearing it internally. If you'd like a set of Suntour Command Shifters, which you can mount on the bar without so much threat of impalement, let me know...
Thought about that! Thanks.KG 361
Jan 5, 2004 6:18 AM
I may end up mounting it at the end of the bar. I won't be racing it for while, so we'll see.
Don't move that barcon! -- You've invented a new way to shift!Dale Brigham
Jan 5, 2004 7:20 AM
With your teeth. Just chomp down on that lever, and waggle your jaw until you find the right cog.

Now, all you need is a catchy acronym. Let's see, Shimano has STI, Campagnolo has ERGO...how about DOS -- Dentally Operated Shifting? Call your patent attorney right now!

Dale
Like my mom said "you'll put your eye out with that thing"bimini
Jan 5, 2004 6:39 AM
I went down on my bike twice last year and cracked ribs both times on the handlebars. Once on the left and once on the right.

I would rethink the shifter location, I could be deadly.

Otherwise the bike looks good and functional. Makes a fine cyclocross or winter bike on the cheap.