Re: Another curiosity question


A Muzi

Tom Weaver 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?

On some bikes, they do.
There is no inherent reason and in fact both directions of
travel, front and rear, have adherents.

Andrew Muzi
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