Bicycle Mechanics - Do my Shimano 6600 brifters have a reach adjustment screw?
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I think I can install some sort of shim but i'd rather not. What compatible brifters come with this feature?
09-26-09, 08:47 AM
Shimano makes short reach versions of it's brifters (http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=12753&category=774) but I believe only the newer Dura Ace 7900 and Ultegra 6700 have reach adjustment built in (assuming you want to stick with 10 speed)
09-27-09, 09:31 AM
For the record, I bought some shims from Specialized. They were easy to install and they work.
+1 for specialized slim shims
09-27-09, 10:27 AM
The only non-shim reach adjustment Shimano's besides 7900 and 6700 are the older Sora and 2200's. They had a plastic screw that could be positioned to stop the brake lever from returning to the full resting position. But it looks a bit stupid because you end up with a gap at the top of your shifter. The shims accomplish the same result, but looks better because the shim hides the gap that would otherwise be created.
Considering the high price of new shifters and since mine are working fine, it makes sense to reconsider these shims. Thanks guys.
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