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New DA shifter NO Click!(10 posts)

New DA shifter NO Click!texbaz
Mar 25, 2003 6:46 PM
I bought a new set of DA shifters ST-7700C (double), upgraded from my Ulterga 6510. Installed shifters no problem just one strange thing. When I shift the right shifter from the 13 to the 14 cog I don't get a click like I do on all my my other shifts. Not that I have to have a click to know when I have shifted but is this an indicater of something already broke curious?
re: New DA shifter NO Click!bryin
Mar 26, 2003 4:50 AM
I had the same issue with my new DA STI shifters although a triple group. The click was there for me, the set up is very touchy. The only way I can describe it is that the clicks are easy to over set in either direction. The adjustment that I made was to the set limits, not a cable tension adjustment. I still "lose" the click if the derail is out of good adjustment. Also my click is very light. I hate Shimano, the only reason I use it is that it is better than screwing around with Campy. Take a look at my last posting- I have to buy a new XTR BB because my spindle is too long and I get cahin noise in my little ring big cog combo. If anyone from Shimano reads this- GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER and make this stuff easier to set up and maintain. Don't react to problems, anticipate them. I hear we are getting a 10sp Group from Shimano- I think we all need to tell Shimano that we do not want 10sp, we want durable, light, easy to set up and maintain stuff that WORKS!!!!!
Email bryin.s@att.net let me know if you can get it to work.
Sheesh! Is somebody a little bit bitter?Matno
Mar 26, 2003 5:58 AM
I've been using and setting up Shimano stuff on my bikes (3) and the bikes of several friends and family for years. Never really had a problem. They all work well (the only problems I've had have been with SRAM shifters). As far as quality and design go, you can't really beat the big S. We already have "durable, light, easy to set up and maintain stuff that works." You just have to know what you're doing. (Nobody else makes stuff that's any easier to set up. What makes you think Shimano is lacking in that department?) Virtually all of my Shimano components are "set and forget" parts. The only adjustments or maintenance they require is occasionally tweaking cables (with the barrel adjusters) or replacing worn out cables every year or two. Both of my 9-speed bikes shift absolutely perfectly. It's driving me nuts because I LIKE to tinker with things...
Sheesh! Is somebody a little bit bitter?russw19
Mar 26, 2003 9:22 AM
Sounds like you need to email bryin and go to his house and adjust his stuff for him then..... ;-)

All in fun!

Russ
who rides a triple anyway? :) nm.divve
Mar 26, 2003 2:41 PM
you-setup and forget me-sell and forget!nmthe bull
Mar 27, 2003 4:06 AM
re: New DA shifter NO Click!texbaz
Mar 26, 2003 5:08 PM
Thanks, I decided to just uninstall and send them back What a frekin deal. Better to that then settle for sub standard. I have about 8000 on my Ultegra 6510 and they are flawless. I was just trying to do a little upgrading for this season looks like I'll just wait and see time to reinstall the Ultegra.
Obviously a mechanical clutzHoopes of glory
Mar 27, 2003 4:12 AM
seeing as Campy is as easy to set up and maintain as you can get. If you can't deal with precise engineering, then get a Huffy with a Nexus hub, and have the store set it up for you...
Same problemlancewannabe
Mar 28, 2003 2:49 PM
I returned to my LBS and they contacted shimano. S. said something about over greasing something....I exchanged the shifter, but the next one did it too! I am in constant communication with the LBS and was advised to wait till this year to exchange again. I guess it may be a case of some yahoo gettin a little overzelous.

The indexing works, I just cant hear it.

I am of the school of thought that
A)I paid alot of money, so I expect it to work correctly
B)I bet Lance's right shifter(s) clicks on every shift, so mine should too!
Same problemripper
Mar 31, 2003 9:36 PM
i have this exact same issue and also got the same answer with the shimano people....that it was over greasing. let us know if you ever come up with a real answer.