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8 speed sti(6 posts)

8 speed stiscoob
Nov 27, 2001 7:52 PM
Anyone know of a source for new or used 8 speed STI levers? The LBS is a dead end.

-steve
The Shimano tricknee Spoke Wrench
Nov 28, 2001 6:45 AM
Shimano does a very poor job of providing replacement parts for stuff that is even 2 or 3 years old. If they don't repent, they are all going to go to hell when they die.
Long shot at Loose Screwscory
Nov 28, 2001 9:22 AM
Loose Screws, in Oregon, went out of business last year but is up and selling again. They used to have a lot of stuff like this (I got some seven-speed parts and a Helicomatic freewheel a few years ago). Don't know if the new operation is as comprehensive, but it's worth a try. Can't remember the phone, but it's in Ashland, Ore., and i think the web site is www.loosescrews.com
re: 8 speed stiEric
Nov 28, 2001 10:01 AM
Are you in need of Dura-Ace 8spd STI? If you have a Dura-Ace 8spd rear derailleur and 8spd cassette you can use any 9spd levers (D/A, Ultegra, 105) and it will work. I have successfully done it with 9spd Ultegra levers. I won't go into the LONG explanation, but basically the 8spd D/A levers pull the same amount of cable as all the 9spd levers. Note that you must use an 8spd D/A rear derailleur for this to work.
re: 8 speed stibeck
Nov 28, 2001 7:25 PM
Nashbar has 8spd RSX levers - they are identical to 105 except different finish.The Sora levers are 8spd- also at Nashbar.
re: 8 speed stiRob
Dec 2, 2001 4:08 PM
www.thethirdhand.com

Do you have the down-tube shifters or the lever ones?