Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:18 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 23 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 3:25 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:26 pm
Posts: 6191
Location: Tilting at windmills and shouting at the rain.
Don't Precision Billet shifters count as Gripshift, in which case very cool!

Had a set of the first cork covered ones and they were evil; couldn't shift in the wet, if you braked too hard you shifted, if you went over a pothole you shifted, if you shifted you very rarely shifted, BUT they did look very cool and I got the most amazing number of jealous looks from my schoolmates when I had mine, and that alone says cool to me.

Personally I think that the Campag ones were one of the coolest items ever even though they were the worst designed product in the world, however the Sachs ones which worked very well were dull, dull, dull (unless they were the ones in the Ritchey 2 x 9 kit)

My head hurts


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 3:58 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:51 pm
Posts: 557
Location: Melrose, Borders
Spec'd all my bike with twistshifters. Those newer OEM ones with a window are uncool, but X-rays, Attacks and the lot are very, very cool. 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 7:42 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 31, 2006 3:07 pm
Posts: 2044
I never used early Grip shifts and actually went from thumbies to XO's.
From one all time classic to the next.
XO's are UBER-COOL and work fantastic. They have outlasted one bike and are on to another....just like my thumbies.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 23 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: al-onestare, Google Adsense [Bot], maro, Woody and 19 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group