I have a set of 105 shifters from the mid-2000s. A good friend sold them to me for $20 when I was broke and so were the shifters on my bike. He died a few years later, and even though they're not currently on a bike, I'll never get rid of them.
I made an account to say that the string-tracing from The Adolescents to The Offspring to the Vandals to Agent Orange is one of the most enjoyable things I've read on the internet in months. Even better that it stemmed from Simple Pleasures.
ps buy cheap clippers (like $10) and just shave it all off forever.