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Rip Off?thiv73
Aug 20, 2002 12:32 PM
Just bought a set of Dura-Ace STI shifters from a local shop but have a feeling that they sold me older shifters since they don't move much DA stock. Is there a way to tell the difference between 2002 models and older stuff?
re: 7700 or 7700C....Mike Prince
Aug 20, 2002 1:05 PM
If its a double, I think there are only 2 9-speed models, ST-7700 and ST-7700C. Actually three if you count the "team" version. Anyway, the "C" model is flight deck compatible and is easily identifiable by the words "Flight Deck" on the front caps and the little rubber buttons on the inboard side of each lever hood. The "C" is the newer of the two models. Not sure if there is a 7701 model for '02 like some other components, but you can find the model number on the lever body by peeling back the rubber hood a bit.

If it's a triple, there's only one model, ST-7703 which is new this year.
older 9 speed better anyhowstr8dum1
Aug 21, 2002 8:16 AM
the new flight deck stuff is heavier. be thankful you got the older 9 speed model