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Shimano Exage 400EX and STI Shifters/Brake levers???(3 posts)

Shimano Exage 400EX and STI Shifters/Brake levers???igorn
Jun 15, 2002 11:54 PM

I have simple technical question. Is Shimano Exage 400EX rear derailleur (it is made in 94') compatible with STI shifters/brake levers (105, tiagra, sora...)?

Also, I would like to know if there are STI compatible shifters/brake levers from another manufacturers (I saw Modolo Morphos).


7 speed??C-40
Jun 16, 2002 1:58 PM
You didn't mention how many speeds or what you're trying to accomplish, but you sure don't want to spend money on pricey new STI shifters, just to make use of a $15, 8 year old derailleur.

The general answer is that any 7 speed Shimano shifters will work any of their 7 speed derailleurs.

The new 9 speed shifters will even work with an old 8 speed cassette, if you use a new 9 speed rear derailleur and attach the derailleur cable properly.

Check this site for more info:

I know of no other company but modolo that offers a shimano brake/shift lever. The modolo model has not received good reviews. Apparently it's pretty awkward to operate.
Thanks for advance...igorn
Jun 17, 2002 1:30 AM
As I said in topic - thanks for advance. The link you posted is very usefull.