Bought a new pair of Dura-Ace 9 spd shifters a year ago Nov for my winter bike. I have put maybe 500 miles on the shifter and the have packed it in this weekend on a Sunday ride. They were installed by an authorized dealer, maintained by an authorized dealer and now they apparently are junk. The bike has never been dropped, crashed or abused. They have been on maybe 10-15 rides.
I bought these because my last Dura-Ace 9 spds wore out. Spent the extra $ to get the best Dura-Ace makes for the durability and reliability. My options are to change the entire set-up to Campy (that will be cheap), or buy new Dura-Ace again (would you?).
Warranty claims won't be an option as they are over a year old. I am stunned that having spent the kind of money I did to buy the best Dura-Ace makes and that these levers should be so unreliable.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to possible solutions without having to do a complete component change over. The cassette replacement is app. $200.00 but I really hesitate to spend the $ on something which might just a well do the same thing again in short order.
Thanks in advance for your suggstions.