Sounds to me like Dimitri isn't the only one with "reading one thing, but understanding whatever he feels like understanding"-issue.
The only thing I have ever said is that if Dimitri is into producing a new bar with above-the-bar depower that requires 2-handed operation, he might just as well switch over to the below-the-bar setup
as it comes down to the same sh#t, but below-the-bar setup is cleaner. Nothing more, nothing less.
If somebody has hallucinated a big "strap vs clamcleat" argument along the lines, this is not my problem.
I have, however, suggested an of-the-shelf clamcleat trimmer as a replacement for my-own failed trimmer. And I also brought up Blade's new bar with a clamcleat setup as an example.
That said, I have never had a jammed clamcleat, though I do maintain my gear which includes waxing the depower rope.
And yes, being a designer my-self I tend to value simple, sound, solid and elegant solutions which excludes a beard of parts that were considered "stone age" back in 2002, on a 2013 bar.
Were you suggesting that to me?
In my mind Cabrinha makes what might have been called "The best and the cleanest and the safest bar on the market yet" if the bloody thing was adjustable in width!!!
Damn, is that too much to ask in 2013??? Though I don't know about its long-term reliability and/or service-ability. Like i've told you in PM, at a certain level of riding you do get a solid idea as to what do you want, only to realize that there isn't that much to choose from.
Thanks for the offer, especially considering that according to you - I was the one who broke it
, twice in a row that is!!! But given that you still charge the shipping, cost of which to Canada is rather ridiculous - it is kinda cost-ineffective if i'll have to change these trimmers every 20 outings or so... Got other consumables to worry about. B.t.w. I might have dissembled mine to replace the faulty buckle - for me it was simpler than to wait for a replacement while riding with no working trimmer, but as far as me "breaking" it - I'd choose my words more carefully.