Re: Another curiosity question



On Sun, 05 Jun 2005 21:40:18 -0400, Tom Weaver
<[email protected]> wrote:

>While riding on Cape Cod this weekend, my co-star came up with an
>interesting (to me) question: Why do the front and rear shifters work
>opposite to each other? Further explanation. We both have Ultegra
>integrated shifters. On the right (front), clicking the larger shifter
>moves the chain to a larger ring closer to the frame. On the left
>(rear), clicking the larger lever moves the chain to a larger ring that
>is further from the frame.
>Why don't both larger levers move the chain the same direction?
>Tom Weaver

I just got Brifters last month on a bike. I had always had Barcon
shifters before. I had a bit little confusion during shifting with
the new equipment. Just remember that the big lever shifts to big
gears and the smaller shifter shifts to the smaller gears.

Well it works for me anyway.