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Shimano sti shiftersJoshua
Mar 24, 2002 1:49 AM
I am considering buying a used road bike. It has last years ultegra shifters the ones that rattle judging by the posts that i have read. I see alot of complaints about the shimano shifters breaking or getting stuck and having to be replaced. Is this a real problem with Shimano. Because if it is there are two campy bikes I have been looking at. If campy has a better reputation for more reliable shifters.
I may go that route. THANKS
If the bike fits - buy it.Spoke Wrench
Mar 24, 2002 6:22 AM
Of course you are going to see lots of failure reports regarding Ultegra STI's. Check out how many are in the field. I'm sure that it's multiple 10's of times more than Daytona and Chorus combined. More exposure = more failures.