> > >I don't understand. Are you saying that the run of housing on old
> > >fashioned hoods keeps your hands in place?
Here's how it works, or at least how it worked for me once: riding
along with head in clouds. Old style Campy Super Record gruppo - this
was about 1985. Ran straight into pothole, hands bounced off the
hoods, but I was able to grab the cables and get control of the bike.
"Grab the cables" might be a bit of an overstatement - my hands kind of
landed on them after leaving the hoods, but at any rate I was able to
get the bike back upright. Scared the **** out of me, though.