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7 speed STI?(6 posts)

7 speed STI?oharajem
Apr 18, 2001 10:48 AM
Is there such a thing as 7 speed STI brake/shift lever? If so, can I upgrade my 7 speed SIS Dura Ace?
re: 7 speed STI?milsk8
Apr 18, 2001 12:52 PM
I think that Shimano only made RSX 7-speed sti shifters and it was a long time ago. Don't know about Campy, doubt it though.
re: 7 speed STI?Andy M-S
Apr 18, 2001 2:15 PM
There was precious little in 7-speed STI (basically, RSX) but if you want to stay with 7 speeds, plop on a pair of 8-speed Campy Ergo shifters. Same spacing as 7-speed, and they'll work fine. Come from cheap (Mirage) through Expensive (Record).
Modolo do somethingJofa
Apr 18, 2001 3:59 PM
"Modolo Morphus" ergo levers. I've never seen them in relity, just saw them in a magazine ad. St John Street cycles do them:

http://www.sjscycles.com/store/vIndex.htm
(follow the link to sti/ergo levers in the side bar)

Apparently they are switchable between various different gear configs. Don't know if they're up to DA quality though, at £50 (~$85?). Good luck
and lower down the same webpage...Jofa
Apr 18, 2001 4:04 PM
...I noticed 7 speed Sora STI shifters. Had no idea they existed. Still a bit budget for DA, but no doubt they'd work fine.
re: 7 speed STI?..not with Dura Ace....Sydnie
Apr 18, 2001 4:58 PM
There was a 7 speed STI. It was RSX.It WILL NOT work with a 7 speed DA rear derailer The 7 and 8 speed DA shifters and derailers had unique cable pull and derailer throw ratios. Your front derailer is probably not compatible either. Check front drerailer for STI compatibility by noting the angle the opreating arm that the cable attaches to makes with the cage plates. If the arm is perpindicular to the cage,it's STI compatible.