Klein used to have an advert for their road bike that went something like this...
"The road hates you,
The weather hates you,
The guy behind you hates you,
Your only friend is your bike..."
Well I always felt that with rapidfire type shifters that the last line could be changed to:
"And now your shifters want to bend your weak tired frozen thumbs back!"
Basicly thumbs for me beacuse you can use your whole hand to shift when you lost your glove 2 hours ago and it's starting to sleet
Somerset, like 'Heartbeat' with newer cars!
Retro MTB: 1992 Cannondale 3.0 Deore XT M730. 1992 Marin Pine Mountain Deore DX M650.
Retro road: 1992 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra Telekom Shimano 600 STI. 1993 Dyna Tech Ti.
Modern: 2006 Wilier scandium Ultegra 6600. 2014 Wilier GTR Ultegra 6800.