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flight deck and dura ace 7400 (8 spd) shifters-will it work?(2 posts)

flight deck and dura ace 7400 (8 spd) shifters-will it work?shawndoggy
Jan 18, 2003 8:09 AM
I received a flight deck and mounting kit as a gift ... but before I open it and try to put it on I want to know if anyone else has successfully done this? The compatibility chart on the shimano website does not list the 7400 STI shifters as compatible, but the manual I have says that it is compatible with new 8 speed groups (i.e. Sora).

Keep it or return it?
Well- not reallySpoke Wrench
Jan 18, 2003 9:39 AM
I think that Shimano made the whole Flight Deck thing more complicated than it needs to be.

When I think of Flight Deck, I think of the gear indicator and virtual cadence. Otherwise, why bother? While Shimano markets a bracket and sensor kit that they call "universal" it doesn't offer the gear indicator and virtual cadence features.

To get virtual cadence you have to have a shifter which has the Flight Deck interface so that the computer can know what gear position you are in. I doubt your shifters have that.