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Shimano Sora 7-speed shifters... serviceable?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Fnaar, 2 May 2008.

  1. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Hi Knowledgeable folks
    Does anyone know if Shimano 7-speed shifters (double, STI 3300) are serviceable? One of my shifters is kaputt (won't change down, and bike shop guy says nowt can be done not serviceable), and apparently they only come in pairs... what with bar tape etc, it's a veritable arm and a leg :rolleyes:

    Also, is it worth me keeping the one that wasn't bust (ie shifter for rear derailleur)?

    One of those days... also car up the spout and dodgy boiler! Woe is me! :tongue:
     
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Not as far as I know - no STI or Ergo's are repairable - ebay might be a good try to get one shifter - often see them sold singularly, probably due to similar issues.
     
  3. CotterPin

    CotterPin Senior Member

    Location:
    London
    Hi Fnaar,
    I have taken Sora 7speeds apart but I am afraid I have never actually been able to put them back together. There were lots of fiddly bits that popped out and didn't seem to be able to go back in again.
    In the end I bought a new pair but fossyant's suggestion sounds good.
    Cheers
    Stephen
     
  4. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Thanks for the replies folks... appreciated :rolleyes:
     
  5. Landslide

    Landslide Rare Migrant

    Location:
    Called to the bar
    As an interim solution, use a downtube shifter for your front mech and keep using the STI for the rear?
     
  6. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Cheers for the suggestion... left it with bike shop anyway... pick up Tuesday...
     
  7. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    If you get both replaced, I'd happily take the old RH one off you.