I'm a big fan of the Twist Grip Shifters. Sram, (http://www.sram.com/) a major maker of these handy thangs is local in Chicago and is a great supporter of cycling and bike friendly streets and outdoors.
My road bike does have brake/shift integrated units from Shimano since these are very handy for the streets where I don't like to be searching for levers as I navigate Chicago traffic.
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1 surly long haul trucker with disc brake
2 40 kilogram rear rack
3 arkel mx 45 rear pannier
4 arkel tail rider bag
5 bob yak trail
touring record 5,000 kilometre in town, mountain record byron bay to tentfield to coonabaran to dubbo to broken hill to port augusta to alice springs
touring advise: carry two spart front brake calpiers to complete the around australia route. from byron bay to harvey bay to townsville to darwin to broome to exmouth to maraget river to adeiable to melbourne to canbera to dubbo to tent feild to kyogle to byron bay
arkel mx 45 rear panniers carry 15 litre of water in old 1.3 litre coke water bottle. replace your water bottle every month.... food tinned meat or slow cooked rice in bamboo rice cooker
bob dry sack ..... your clothes,,,, french army bivi..... mountain design goose down sleeping bag. one spare part kit 26 inch french value thorn proof tube.... one 16 inch french value thorn proof tube...... three schwalbe marathon 26 inch tyres....... three surly front cable disc brake cabilpes.......two kit two 36 cm flat screwdrivers....... trucker allen keys at 10cm in length..... plus one imperial sitt post allen key....... nail hammer
SORRY MY UTOPIAN FRIENDS I HAVE CHANGED MY HOME ACCOUNT FROM NO BODY TO CHI WARRIOR.
AND START A NEW AWAY FROM HOME ACCOUNT UNDER THE SAME NAME. MY AWAY ACCOUNT IS UNDER THE NAME CHI WARRIOR.
MY NEW GROUP ON CARE2 UNDER THE AWAY NAME OF CHI WARRIOR. THE NAME OF MY NEW GROUP IS THE ""CHI WARRIOR-THE HOMELESS CYCLIST""". IT IS A GREEN STAR GROUP. IF YOU LIKE THE STORIES OF A SCHIZOPHRENIC MIND AWARD ME A GREEN STAR. IT IS A GROUP FOR READERS NOT TROLLS.... TROLLS MAY VISIT AND WRITE IN A NEW THREAD. BUT MY STORY THREADS ARE LOCK THREADS AND PRIVATE FOR ME TO WRITE THE MADNESS OF MIND
UNTIL I RETURN HOME TO MY HOME BASE ACCCOUNT,, JEFF IN CEO OF THIS GROUP AND I'M ONLY A VISITING MEMBER I HOPE YOU WILL REJOIN THE DISCUSSION GROUP IN BOTH GROUPS THE FIRST GROUP LEAD BY JEFF IS FOR CYCLE ADVICE AND THE SECOND IS FOR THE STORIES OF MY MIND.
I IMAGINE JEFF LIKE MY SELF HAVE A WEALTH OF EXPERINCE IN THE CYCLING MARKET AND BOTH OF US START BACK IN THE OLD DAYS AT THE AGE OF 5.
MY FIFTH BIRTH DAY WAS IN 1975
PLEASE JEFF REINTRODUCTUCE YOUR SELF AND THE YEAR YOU FIRST START YOUR CYCLING ADENTURE YOU OLD FART. AND SHARE YOUR WISDOM
A WISE MAN ONCE STARTED IF I COULD WALK THE EARTH ONE STEP AT A TIME. AND LEARN ONE LESSEON FROM EVERY PERSON I MEET PERHAP I WOULD LEARN A NEW LESSON OFF THE BAT, OR PERHAP THE LESSON WOULD SIT IN THE BACK OF MY MIND AND POP AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE. AND PERHAPS I WOULD NEVER LEARN A LESSON. WOULD YOU WASTE YOUR LIFE. OR WOULD YOU BECOME THE WISES PERSON THE WORLD WITH 7,000,000,000. LESSON.
OR WOULD YOU ACHIEVE THE KUNG FU LEVEL OF A CHI WARRRIOR WITH SEVEN BILLION FRIENDS AND NO ENEMIES AND ACHIEVE WORLD PEACE AND TOTAL DISARMAMENT WITH IN YOUR LIFE WITH THE POWER OF YOUR VOICE.