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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    The committee to name the combination shifter brake actuators had two choices:

    Shake -- shifter brake

    Brifter -- brake shifter

    The word shake was deemed to be even lamer than brifter.
    Yikes, a committee, no wonder there's so much controversy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    You must really hate the word "bicycle" then.

    https://www.etymonline.com/word/bicycle
    Actually, your link shows that bicycle isn't two fragments of longer words slapped together.

    And my bicycle is known as Captain Vroom-Vroom to you, sir.
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    Technically, Campy does not have "brifters", so I don't use the term. Lame/not lame is not an issue, the term doesn't apply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old_fuji View Post
    You see, it's like this: I was in a bike shop one time buying cables. The guy behind the counter was kind of inattentive when he asked what kind of cable I needed. He said "Like...brake, or shifter?" I told him that I needed a Shimano 105 shifter cable. Befuddled, again he asked "Like...shifter or brake?" I said "Brifter," and his eyes lit up as he chuckled "I've never heard that before." But, he knew exactly what I was talking about, and got me set up with exactly what I needed. Since that time, I'll often use the term "brifter," to bike shop guys, as it gets the point across in a clear, concise manner. Therefore, not lame.
    Cables? Umm, you still have separate brake and shifter cables, no???

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    Quote Originally Posted by old_fuji View Post
    You see, it's like this: I was in a bike shop one time buying cables. The guy behind the counter was kind of inattentive when he asked what kind of cable I needed. He said "Like...brake, or shifter?" I told him that I needed a Shimano 105 shifter cable. Befuddled, again he asked "Like...shifter or brake?" I said "Brifter," and his eyes lit up as he chuckled "I've never heard that before." But, he knew exactly what I was talking about, and got me set up with exactly what I needed. Since that time, I'll often use the term "brifter," to bike shop guys, as it gets the point across in a clear, concise manner. Therefore, not lame.
    How could that be clear???? You either needed a brake cable OR a shifter cable, saying the combo definitely is not clear, you both have lost your minds!
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    no need to ever say it when you have down tube shifters.

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    If you check the multi-lingual installation instructions that Shimano helpfully includes in the packaging when you purchase new STI shifters, the best translation from the original Japanese is actually "Deceleration Initiation Lever and Derailleur Operation," or DILDO.

    So, when referring to Shimano STI shifters, the proper term is DILDO. Using it in a sentence: "I upgraded the DILDOs on my Trek to the Dura Ace model" or "Could you please adjust the angle of the DILDOs on my handlebar, my hands and butt ache after a few hours."

    As for Campagnolo shifters, the proper term for them is "Perfection."

    Now you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregory Taylor View Post
    If you check the multi-lingual installation instructions that Shimano helpfully includes in the packaging when you purchase new STI shifters, the best translation from the original Japanese is actually "Deceleration Initiation Lever and Derailleur Operation," or DILDO.

    So, when referring to Shimano STI shifters, the proper term is DILDO. Using it in a sentence: "I upgraded the DILDOs on my Trek to the Dura Ace model" or "Could you please adjust the angle of the DILDOs on my handlebar, my hands and butt ache after a few hours."

    As for Campagnolo shifters, the proper term for them is "Perfection."

    Now you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    HEY Mr Taylor..... how the he!! have you been. Long time no see here!!!!
    Things are fine. I check in occasionally to see if RBR is still ticking over.

    How are you? Still riding that gorgeous yellow Waterford? I'm not writing much (okay, at all) these days because I simply don't have time. Ditto riding. I've got new responsibilities at work that have gotten a bit out of hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregory Taylor View Post
    Things are fine. I check in occasionally to see if RBR is still ticking over.

    How are you? Still riding that gorgeous yellow Waterford? I'm not writing much (okay, at all) these days because I simply don't have time. Ditto riding. I've got new responsibilities at work that have gotten a bit out of hand.
    I am and will be on it in about an hour and a half for a quick 30 or 40 miles (okay, so it won't be quick...LOL, nothing I do is quick anymore, short of making mistakes, I can execute those at near light-speed)
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

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