With top tube cable routing where all the cables run along the top of the frame (as opposed to along the side) cross them in a crows foot pattern when 'riding english' (Front brake on the right).
Rear mech to left side of head tube, front mech and rear brake to right of head tube. The cable all emerge in their normal places but the rear mech and rear brake cables have to swap sides, hence the
This keeps the rear mech outer and the rear brake outer off the frame and no paint dammage. Plus it looks cool and the cable rubbing have no real effect on each other.
Somerset, like 'Heartbeat' with newer cars!
Retro MTB: 1992 Cannondale M1000 Deore XT M730. 1992 Raleigh Dyna Tech Quantum Deore XT.
Retro Road: 1992 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra Telekom Shimano 600 STI. 1993 Dyna Tech Ti Campagnolo Athena 8 Ergopower.
Modern: 2004 Wilier scandium Ultegra 6600. 2014 Wilier GTR Ultegra 6800.