the thumbies in the picture are from forge motorsport in cheltenham, and are to be avoided. they no longer make them as the chappie who used to machine them no longer works for them. the alloy they used to produce them was as hard as cheese, and only had a single bolt holding them together so were very easy to do up too tight, rendering them useless. lets all stick with pauls which look sleek, but seem indestructable, even though they dont match up too well with hope mini levers....
I have used the forge mounts with Dura Ace 9-speed shifters and Hope mono mini levers for about 4 years now. Never had any problems, and I think they're pretty ergonomic, as you can shift through the middle gears on the rear with just your index finger knuckle. They are also light, and very crash resistant (survived a couple of heavy stacks with only a scratch). Only issue was the slightly sharp mounts can scratch the bar.
_________________1992 Breezer Storm
1993 Marin Eldridge Grade
1996 Thorn Audax
2007 Giant Trance
2008 Wilier Mortirolo