Finally decided to get myself out of the 1970's and catch up on some of the technology that's passed me by over the last 30 years. Picked up an '03 Fuji Finest frame and built it up using just about complete Shimano 9-speed Ultegra components. Running the dual chainwheels on the crank, long arm rear derailleur, and 27-speed brifters.
First times out on the bike were fine, then the right brifter started acting up: Hitting the small button to go into a higher gear, the lever hangs up in the last little bit of travel and I have to hook my finger under it and physically pull it back into the start position. Of course, the derailleur won't shift onto the new (smaller) cog until I've got it back all the way. Pushing on the brake lever to go back up the cog works just fine.
Anyone have any ideas on this? I originally suspected friction in the cable, but came to the conclusion that it's not the problem after replacing the cable with a teflon coated one.
Deranged Few M/C