Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by lemmy, 18 Apr 2010.
At that price why not?
Surprising what downtube shifters can fetch too.
I like friction/down tube shifters as you can trim them while riding.
Actually I think most Campag components that are 20+ years old are now appreciating in price over time, many doubled over the past 3 years, IME.
i was surprised too!
i like the fact that i don't have to take my hands off the bars especially on a fast downhill, where i'd like to change gear
i think you can get replacement indexed downtube shifters too.
I costed an upgrade to an old 531 steel framed bike.
I wanted Shimano Tiagra 9 speed and a triple chainset.
Bought a brand new Dawes Giro 500 instead.
I'd say get the Holdsworth and see how it goes with the downtube shifters. That would be a seriously good £100 worth and a properly nice ride. And you'll be surprised how quickly the shifters become absolutely second nature. Basically, going STI is going to involve a lot of cost and hassle. Is it really worth it? I'd say no.
what model holdsworth out of interest?
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