I had my LBS build me an LHT last year. I've put maybe 5,000 miles on it and crashed a few times. As a result, the levers and the handle bars are about to die. I've been in search of some regular non-STI levers, but i can't seem to find any good ones here in town (live in Hawaii.)
For new levers the four LBS around town quoted me about forty-sixty bucks.
I can find are those STI dealies everywhere, and it seems like they're just sort of becoming ubiqutious on road bikes. One shop even told me "they don't make non-STI levers anymore." Of course they were wrong, but still. I am having trouble finding these things at a reasonable price.
so should i just upgrade now and save myself problems in the future?