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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:38 pm 
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hamster wrote:
Very pretty. I never understand why everyone nowadays tilts their thumbies down when their thumbs are at the back of their hands... :?

My thumbies are tilted upwards to bring them closer to the thumb - which is always how they were mounted BITD.


But i don't always use my thumb to change gear. Plus my thumb rests on top of my bar. I always mounted my levers & shifters like this BITD. Tried other positions but always ended up like this.


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Don't you find that big drops can sweep your hands off the bar without your thumb to lock them on? :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:59 pm 
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hamster wrote:
Don't you find that big drops can sweep your hands off the bar without your thumb to lock them on? :shock:


Easy to move my thumb round


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:05 pm 
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I'm the same only put the thumb round for downhill stuff or technical climbing. I normally shift down(or is it up :) ) with my knuckle too so position them as much for that. TT has them further round than I would but it really is a personal thing.


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By the way if any want to buy the Pauls thumbies then don't do as i did and buy direct from them as it cost me $113 & £22 customs. From Tokyo fixed £27


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:41 pm 
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tintin40 wrote:
By the way if any want to buy the Pauls thumbies then don't do as i did and buy direct from them as it cost me $113 & £22 customs. From Tokyo fixed £27


That's the road thumbie though, I can't see the mtb version on their website.


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LeeDevelopment wrote:
tintin40 wrote:
By the way if any want to buy the Pauls thumbies then don't do as i did and buy direct from them as it cost me $113 & £22 customs. From Tokyo fixed £27


That's the road thumbie though, I can't see the mtb version on their website.


Didn't know they did a roadie version :oops: Sorry. I bet they will get them for you and will be same price?


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for a difference of £70 I would happily take the road version and shim it down to 22.2


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The Ken wrote:
for a difference of £70 I would happily take the road version and shim it down to 22.2


I bet mikee could make you a pair


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