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Ultegra Flight Deck Compatibility(7 posts)

Ultegra Flight Deck CompatibilityCramer
Mar 27, 2001 5:44 PM
I have an Ultegra group (brakes, shifters, etc.). I was interested in Shimano's wireless Flight Deck. I'm not sure what kind of Ultegra shifters I have (in terms of model number), but on the front it says "Ultegra Flight Deck." Can I use the new wireless Flight Deck with my existing equipment?
re: Ultegra Flight Deck CompatibilityIan
Mar 27, 2001 6:21 PM
The 2000 model with two buttons on the right lever will not work. The 2001 model with one button on each lever will work. The wired Flight Deck will work with both.
re: Ultegra Flight Deck CompatibilitySpoke Wrench
Mar 28, 2001 8:41 AM
Believe it or not, the only difference is with the rubber brake hoods. If you replace the older two button brake hoods with the newer one button brake hoods, it will work.
Two Button/ One Button Configurationsno excuses
Mar 28, 2001 6:08 AM
Another comment about the two button right shifter/one button on each shifter set ups.
I brought in the two button wired kit to my LBS to install (another bike swap deal, I thought). He discouraged me from insalling the two button set up, even though my brake covers set up for that kit. He said that the ergonomics of the two button set led to a lot of inadvertent resets, and that the upgrade was the one button on each shifter.
He sold me the brake covers($10), traded me the wired kit part of the setup for the one button each and is sending it back to Shimano with some of his product because he refuses to sell the old set up (Another reason I love this LBS).
Anyone else having problems with the two button set-up, or is it something you get used to?
Before you install, you might want to consider the problem with the two button right shifter approach.
Any one else having this problem? Chime in.
Two Button/ One Button ConfigurationsCraig
Mar 28, 2001 7:36 AM
I have the Y2K 2 button set-up. Yes, for the first few months there were inadvertent resets or pauses, especially on rough roads (hand slippage) and when I ride out of the saddle. I'm not sure why putting the button in the same place but on the other side makes a difference. For me, you just need to be careful of your hand position, which is something I've gotten used to. Overall, I'll take the reset risk for the benefit of having the buttons which I like better than having my hands slipping up to the computer to change modes.
one button question???helpjayz
Mar 28, 2001 9:30 AM
i have the setup with a button on each hood...
but i just realized that if you accidently hit the left button on pretty much any of the display modes it will stop your "ride"
this is in addition to the 'auto start/stop' feature...
kinda sucks becuase you could be gone a few miles or whatever without realizing that the counters (trip, ave, max,etc) have all stopped....

is there anyway around this??? other than that, i love the thing..and with a button on each hood its pretty unlikely that you will hit both at the same time and reset it...however..accidently hitting the left one could be pretty probable...

re: Ultegra Flight Deck Compatibilityno excuses
Mar 28, 2001 9:42 AM
I am not tech enough to know if there is an answer. I think not. Follow Craig's suggestion above and be thankful you are on the one button each side set-up.