I have been dreaming of a new bike- more up to the task of doing mondo winter miles and built to be put back wet after. Fenders etc in order to make it a great training tool- save pretty bike for when I feel pretty.
Down tube shifters keep popping up on my wish list- I had em in the 80's right up until 1993.
I do not know why I long for them still- STI made me lazy by not having to reach down to shift.
Am I just imagining how great they are?
Anyone using them today who is not totally retro?
Longing for yester-years shifters.