|Shimano warranty crap||dave woof|
Jul 9, 2003 8:58 AM
I have a failed left DA lever, non flight deck. LBS won't trade me for a new one, citing 'their dealer takes a hit' etc...
If I send it to Shimano it will take 2 weeks turnaround, during which time I cannot ride. (ugh).
Excel sports doesn't carry non-flightdeck and can't do a warranty exchange without the same two week problem from shimano.
Anyone have any ideas?
Jul 9, 2003 9:12 AM
|Choose a ring and ride with it. You'll still be able to ride, just not quite what you're used to. Could be an interesting challenge.|
|whole-heartedly agree nm||JS Haiku Shop|
Jul 9, 2003 9:36 AM
|#1 reason to have more than one fully assembled bike (nm)||JS Haiku Shop|
Jul 9, 2003 9:40 AM
|Dave, forgot to suggest||JS Haiku Shop|
Jul 9, 2003 9:45 AM
$50 bucks overnighted from excel? can't hurt to have a spare set, and you'd be shifting for 2 weeks while the left STI pod was in limbo.
|How do you mount those on the barrel adjuster stops?||pitt83|
Jul 9, 2003 9:50 AM
|Or do you use a loop over the downtube? What if you've got an oval downtube? Special braze on only on certain frames?
I was going to go over with a rebuild, but couldn't figure it out. Went for another set of STI replacements, but wanted to get by cheaper than those.
|you don't||JS Haiku Shop|
Jul 9, 2003 10:30 AM
|unless there's an adapter out there someplace.
all frames i've had so far have downtube braze-ons. some frames don't, but my suggestion to Dave was assuming his does. otherwise, this won't work.
however, he could get bar-end shifters for $10 more.
|Thanks for the reality check||pitt83|
Jul 9, 2003 10:39 AM
|I couldn't figure that one out. I wasn't so psyched about bar enders, so went back to what I knew.|
|I agree on the down tubes, if your frame'll take them||AllUpHill|
Jul 9, 2003 10:58 AM
|A handy and cheap backup item to have. I think they may be the cheapest from Nashbar.|
|#1 reason to go Campy. hee hee :) nm||No_sprint|
Jul 9, 2003 9:53 AM
|Get a set of 105's for back-up, or an old 8-speed (nm)||Paul|
Jul 9, 2003 10:22 AM
|Left shifting is pretty much the same through the years.||jw25|
Jul 9, 2003 10:59 AM
|So an older STI shifter will do just fine. The hood might feel different, but it'll shift, and you can keep it as a spare in case the DA fails again (hope not, though. I'm riding the non-Flightdecks, and really, really like them.)
The barend would work as well, but recabling's a pain. With the STI, you won;t even need to rewrap the bar, as you can use the clamp from the DA to hold the other lever. Neat, huh?
I know Ebay has some older, 8 speed levers out there, as well as 9 speed 105. Pick something you like, or ask around your LBS's. Never know what's on a shelf somewhere.