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LH Dura Ace shifter repair?(5 posts)

LH Dura Ace shifter repair?DrD
Jan 13, 2004 8:50 PM
Ok - so my left side (front der) STI shifter made a snapping noise while shifting and now it really doesn't like shifting to the big ring (the ratcheting mechanism doesn't want to grab) - is this repairable? If not, are there any decent sources for a single 7700c lever? (pref. one which doesn't cost $10 less than the whole set...)
re: LH Dura Ace shifter repair?Kaboom
Jan 14, 2004 9:27 AM
i have the same problem with my 105 shifter.
as for the repair, we are outta luck. And i am having a lot of trouble finding single units (new, that is, because if u dont mind used u can find masses of them on ebay)
re: LH Dura Ace shifter repair?Chen2
Jan 15, 2004 2:12 PM
Are you really sure the shifter is shot? Mine acted like that and new cables and housings fixed it. YMMV.
re: LH Dura Ace shifter repair?DrD
Jan 15, 2004 3:02 PM
It's definitely not the cables - there was a snap, then the lever wouldn't ratchet properly any more - brought it to several shops, and the verdict was that it was new levers time... the part that failed is inside the blade assembly, which is rivited together and not serviceable. That part costs about what a lever does... sadly, the single lever price is really close to the price of the set (shop could get me a new lever for $150, but you can buy the whole set for $199...) The levers were about 4 yrs old, but didn't have that many miles on them (well under 10k) - sorta sucks, but new levers are always nice. (can't believe what the new 10spd stuff costs - would hate to break one of those!)
re: LH Dura Ace shifter repair?Ken
Jan 17, 2004 7:36 PM
If you want servicable shifters you'll need to buy Campy which are compatible with Shimano. They were designed to be repairable. They still makes 9spd shifters. I also heard that Campy 10spd shifters can be used to shift 9spd drivetrains.

Kenny Lee