Classic & Vintage - Shimano 7-speed RSX brifters on DX-4000
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07-07-12, 12:10 PM
So I'm slowly swapping the some of Exage Sport lx group on my Panasonic for 600 Tricolor. I've installed a nice bb, and I was gonna steal my wife's crankset, but she put the kibosh on that but I found another. I've never used anything but downtube shifters, so I don't know what to expect. Are the RSX units any good?(not these specifically, but in general) My left hand is certainly not used shifting.
RSX are fine, and good working versions are kind of spendy (as there is more demand for 7 speed STI on the used market). RSX was basically SORA back then, although they are a little nicer.
Unless you get a really good score on the parts, its usually cheaper if you want STI to just get another used STI bike, and either sell your Panasonic, or expand your fleet.
07-07-12, 04:49 PM
7sp RSX STI's are a nice setup. More metal than most of the later STI's, and almost all the L 7sp RSX STI's are triples.
In fact, if you find a 7sp RSX STI group, it's also very likely it's a compact triple, something like 48/36/26 and awesome for hills.
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