I was just looking over some photos from the San Diego Custom Bicycle Show, and noticed an interesting detail on the excellent Rene Herse model that was on display. This bike has Nitto Randonneur handlebars, and uses some kind of fancy STI shifting system, that quite honestly, I’ve never set up and don’t fully understand. Notice the brake cables coming up and over the handlebars under the shellac’d cloth tape. I wonder if you could get the same effect by switching out traditional brake levers to be on the “wrong” side. Left on the right, and vice versa?