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Slowly progressing sorting out the build parts for my Surly LHT which may get completed in 2009 .
Anyway before I make my final decision on shifters etc, I have been re-thinking the bars (comes from a week in NZ seeing way to many tourers).
So what are the thoughts on trekking bars, e.g., Kev's setup here
versus drop bars such as the Nitto Randonneur?
Advantages/disadvantages? Preferences? Experiences?
I assume if going with the trekking bars I would run MTB shifters and thus have less compatibility issues with MTB FD/RD.
No thats not Kevs set up that my set up i had to make that clear because me and Kev always like to out do each other but i think he is winning with hes friction shifters... : )
But anyway i like this set up because on those long tours these bars have many different hand positions so i can sit up straight or i can ride lower as well because i have bar ends on as well, thats were the mirror is.. : ) : )
Sorry "Aushiker" for sending you a PM wrong click i think the sun got to me ... :
Thanks. Would love to do that if possible. I have pretty much decided to stay with the drop bars. Better the devil you know ...
I didn't like them that way so I flipped them over and run them upside down. I still prefer the drop bars tho.
There is only one BicycleWA.
Not that simple, if you want to run a road triple on the front and a mtb RD.
Quick answer can be found on my Surly build page. Basically I want to run a smaller triple crank, e.g, Sugino XD600 or a MTB one but with STI.
On the back will be MTB cluster and RD.
To do all with in 9 speed with STI, the best combination appears to be with Campagnolo shifters.
It would seem so from what I have read, which is why the mix.
Seems not or maybe with shifter aid, don't know. I have not found anything to suggest this is a viable proposition. Note that one needs Campy 10 speed for the 9 speed MTB components.
This is a good read on the topic .... http://www.ctc.org.uk/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabID=3946 and from this article, the nut of the issue:
This portmanteau word combines a Shimano mech and cassette with Campagnolo Ergopower shifters. It keeps cropping up on this page because that's such a very useful thing to be able to do. The reason for that is Shimano gives more choice of rear mechs and cassettes, since their road and mountain bike systems all work the same with regard to rear indexing. And their cassettes are a bit narrower so there's less wheel dish, plus you can use a mountain-bike hub for even stronger wheels. Snag is, Shimano's front indexing is NOT the same for road and mountain, so if you want dropped bars and STI shifters you're stuck with big roadie chainwheels. In their wisdom however, Campagnolo do not index the front shift, just provide a kind of micro-ratchet â€“ three or four clicks per chainring â€“ so you can use whatever front mech and chainset you like with Ergopower controls.
Right, so it is all to do with the indexing on the front shifter.
I guess if you wanted to, you could run a campy left shifter, and shimano right.... but i'm thinking that if you're spending lots of time on the hoods, you might be put off by the difference in feeling between the two shapes of shifters..
I guess you could but really can't see the point.
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