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STI Shifters..A Bit Worried.

Wayne PlungerWayne Plunger Posts: 462
edited March 2019 in Road beginners
Can you pick up an infection from these?

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  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 2,007
    :lol::lol::lol:
    Can you pick up an infection from these?
  • webboowebboo Posts: 2,678
    Can you pick up an infection from these?
    Only if you have unprotected sex with one.
  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 2,007
    edited March 2019
    webboo wrote:
    Can you pick up an infection from these?
    Only if you have unprotected sex with one.

    Lube and good quality outers and all will be fine :lol:

    Just ride hard whenever you feel like
  • pilot_petepilot_pete Posts: 1,961
    Can you pick up an infection from these?

    More likely to pick one up from your bidon... :?

    PP
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,188
    Doubtful unless you listen to the numpties above. Just clean occasionally when you service your bike, antibacterial wipes are ideal. More likely to catch something off your gloves when clearing your nose etc.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 2,007
    oxoman wrote:
    Doubtful unless you listen to the numpties above. Just clean occasionally when you service your bike, antibacterial wipes are ideal. More likely to catch something off your gloves when clearing your nose etc.
    A hahahah hahahah hahahah you’re the numptie with an answer like that
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    yes of course you can. exposed, absorbent, always covered in dirt, sweat, any bodily fluids that you may have on hands, anything that touches them, anything that anyone else may have on their hands when they touch them, etc.


    but i wouldn't worry too much about it - there don't seem to be too many instances of death by brifter.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    Shimano were clearly unaware of the use of STI to mean sexually transmitted infection when they adopted it for system total integration. Oscar Wilde would've had a field day...

    We all get an STI each year from our employer, if we're lucky. A global blue chip company which in its infinite wisdom decided to call its bonus scheme a short term incentive. Again, cue lots of schoolboy sniggering at the back...
  • joe_totale-2joe_totale-2 Posts: 1,055
    With regards to protection I'm a big fan of latex, it's just much more sensitive than butyl.
  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 2,007
    Joe Totale wrote:
    With regards to protection I'm a big fan of latex, it's just much more sensitive than butyl.

    i prefer tubless personally
  • kingdavkingdav Posts: 416
    You can catch Claris if you aren't careful, I gather it can be very sora. Best advice is to use a Dura-Ace every time
  • kingdav wrote:
    You can catch Claris if you aren't careful, I gather it can be very sora. Best advice is to use a Dura-Ace every time

    Nice one
  • cq20cq20 Posts: 190
    STI shifters are a good thing. If you’ve got an STI you want to shift it. STI retainers - now that’s not a good idea (unless you keep it to yourself)
  • figbatfigbat Posts: 680
    I think SRAM have missed this trick in their advertising. All groupsets are guaranteed STI-free.
    Cube Reaction GTC Pro 29 for the lumpy stuff
    Cannondale Synapse alloy with 'guards for the winter roads
    Fuji Altamira 2.7 for the summer roads
    Trek 830 Mountain Track frame turned into a gravel bike - for anywhere & everywhere
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