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ultegra right shifterlsalins
Jun 25, 2003 10:42 AM
My 2000 vintage ultegra right shifter crapped out a month ago. I ordered a low price deal on an ultegra right shifter from icyles ($60). Yesterday the shifting with the small lever got more and more difficult. I pushed a little harder and the lever swung past its usual limit. I went to my LBS and the wrench said the spring is toast. The levers no longer shift independently. He said I should order a 2002 or later set of shifters because this is a known problem with the earlier shifters. He said the icycles shifter was old stock. "Get what you pay for, live and learn," etcÉ
Doesn't matter. Shimano covers Ultegra for two years.MR_GRUMPY
Jun 25, 2003 11:38 AM
As long as you have a receipt, you're covered. Your LBS may not like it, but they could take care of defective part. If they decide not to, it's time to find a new shop.
To make it worth their time, you could offer to buy some new tires from them, just to keep up the good will.
Or buy new shifter with money you save on tiresDropped
Jun 25, 2003 1:37 PM
Or buy your tires on the internet and with the $$$ you save you can buy a new shifter.

Sorry to out-grumpy Mr. Grumpy, but I'm particularly down on the ol' LBS after figuring out that they tires they all want to charge me $48 for can be had for $24 at sdeals.