Tuesday, October 13, 2009


"Eventually, though, Americans managed to rationalize Columbus Day by agreeing that it's OK to celebrate it as long as you do so in the name of Italian-American pride and not in the name of colonization, just as it's OK for the Shimano-hater to use an STI shifter as long as it's on some secondary or tertiary bike and the main bike has either Campagnolo or SRAM."

I'd second that it's OK to have Shimano on a mountain bike given how rubbish the Campagnolo Icarus groupset was meant to be, but I have no idea how this relates to St. George's day.