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    Dura Ace Shifters STI 9 speed - Do they click?

    Does anyone know if the front shifter supposed to click when you shift up to the big ring? They only click when I shift down. Also, I can move the front by small increments with the shifter, like a racheting effect. I'm into MTB instead and this would be a sign of a sticky paw inside the shifters from shimano's lube. thanks in advance for any help!
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    My 9-speed D-A shifters don't click, which is fine with me. In fact I can hit all 9 cassette cogs with no chainrub and no trimming. And it's a 56cm Trek with fairly short chainstays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekernal
    Does anyone know if the front shifter supposed to click when you shift up to the big ring? They only click when I shift down. Also, I can move the front by small increments with the shifter, like a racheting effect. I'm into MTB instead and this would be a sign of a sticky paw inside the shifters from shimano's lube. thanks in advance for any help!
    The small increment adjustment you notice is the deluxe trim feature on the Dura Ace. Mine has this, I was surprised at how versatile it was. This is an added feature, not a flaw. You're right about upshifts in front - they don't click. Downshifts definitely do. Both things you are describing are the exact same things I experienced with my nine speed triple DA set up.

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