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Question about '99 Ultegra STI(4 posts)

Question about '99 Ultegra STIgreg n
Jul 23, 2002 6:38 AM
O.k. here goes...

I picked up this lightly used cross bike with full Ultegra double on it. However, the left shifter seemed to have enough clicks in it to be a triple which made shifting kind of quirky. I picked up another '99 left shifter on Ebay that the guy said was a double. I installed it, and it is exactly the same as the original one.

The reason I think these are triples is when compared to my '02 Ultegra double there are what seem to be two full clicks and two trim clicks to get from the small ring to the big ring.

Does anyone know if the double in '99 had these extra clicks, or if these left shifters are indeed triples?


Greg n
re: Question about '99 Ultegra STIChen2
Jul 23, 2002 7:50 AM
The same Ultegra shifters are used for doubles and triples. There have been some upgrades since '99, but there are still no differences between the doubles and triples. You may be able to set them up to eliminate the extra detents needed for the triple, but I've never done that.
re: Question about '99 Ultegra STIcurlybike
Jul 23, 2002 8:13 AM
What we have here is Shimano Total Intigration. If you get the latest Ultegra double front der and set it up correctly with those shifters, it works fine and you don't find the extra clicks and trim detents. When the cable gets out of adjustment they may show up again. I just ran into this when I paired a set of 6510 shifters with an old 600 Ultegra front der. The action of the front der is different because of different part lengths and mechanical ratios internally.Hope this helps.
That explains a lot, thanks. nmgreg n
Jul 23, 2002 10:12 AM