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Coolwall - Thumbshifters
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uncool 10%  10%  [ 13 ]
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:26 pm 
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kaiser wrote:
If any component captured retro and is accepted across the board it would have to be thumbies, cool 8)



So correct. (fav XC Pro 8) )


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:28 pm 
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lewis1641 wrote:
sure this should be a question of how cool they are, not if they are cool or not.



Cooler than Steve McQueen bathing in liquid Nitrogen IMO 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:29 pm 
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kaiser wrote:
If any component captured retro and is accepted across the board it would have to be thumbies, cool 8)


Totally correct.
And put so well :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:53 pm 
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cooler than my fridge cooled underwear.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:06 pm 
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kaiser wrote:
If any component captured retro and is accepted across the board it would have to be thumbies, cool 8)


Agree but too many people use them to be cool :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:07 pm 
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A defining peice of Retro Bike kit, COOL


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:08 pm 
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So cool it has frozen my giblets....Find they are a joy to use and easy to set up and they look the danglers, love em this has to be a white wash for coolness :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:14 pm 
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No question in my mind. COOL.


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This might not take long to decide.

I think some qualification is necessary:

Deore XT 7/8s - coolest thumbies made - perfect combination of form function.

XC-Pro - XT's skinny slightly flaky younger brother - cool, but you wouldn't leave them alone with your wife.

Deore (often erroneously called 'DX') thumbies - cool in function, held back from total coolness by cheap rust-prone pressed steel mounts.

All cheap, mainly plastic, Shimano or no-name thumbies - slightly cool because they actually work better than all cheap plastic gripshift/rapidfire clones.

Paul & D-A/Ultegra combo - cool in function, but always seem like an (expensive) bodge to me - obviously your only choice for 9/10 speed drivetrains (not retro anyhow) - unless you are happy running friction.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:46 pm 
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Very cool and for me not yet bettered


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