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STI shifters repairable(5 posts)

STI shifters repairableHetzelA
May 13, 2003 10:05 AM
I'm sure this has been posted before, but can the shifter mechanism of an STI front shifter be repaired? When shifting from the middle to large ring, I heard a pop, and now it will not move in enough to change to the big ring. I can go from middle to inner, and from inner to middle.

Any ideas, thoughts or suggestions?
re: STI shifters repairableRusty Coggs
May 13, 2003 12:33 PM
Depends on what's broke.If it's an internal ratchet,it's toast.There may be a list of the few available parts at or if not, I think has a link to the QBP catalogue which has them
May 13, 2003 4:07 PM
Yes they are - although it requires buying a rebuild kit which is the entire internals. These rebuild kits are still cheaper than buying new shifters so therefore are worth it. Ask your LBS.

Oops, time to go Campy :^P nmSenorPedro
May 13, 2003 6:06 PM
I think the left is available more often on ebayLone Gunman
May 14, 2003 3:45 PM
than the right because the right gets used a whole lot and the left not so often. You did not mention if you had DA, 105, or Ultegra. I would scope ebay out though I hate buying parts used. As a guide, I saw a right Ultegra shifter (new) from an online co that advertises here for $59+shipping retail.