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Old 09-26-09, 07:42 AM   #1
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Do my Shimano 6600 brifters have a reach adjustment screw?

I think I can install some sort of shim but i'd rather not. What compatible brifters come with this feature?
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Shimano makes short reach versions of it's brifters (http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...3&category=774) but I believe only the newer Dura Ace 7900 and Ultegra 6700 have reach adjustment built in (assuming you want to stick with 10 speed)
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Thanks for the link.
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For the record, I bought some shims from Specialized. They were easy to install and they work.
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The only non-shim reach adjustment Shimano's besides 7900 and 6700 are the older Sora and 2200's. They had a plastic screw that could be positioned to stop the brake lever from returning to the full resting position. But it looks a bit stupid because you end up with a gap at the top of your shifter. The shims accomplish the same result, but looks better because the shim hides the gap that would otherwise be created.
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Considering the high price of new shifters and since mine are working fine, it makes sense to reconsider these shims. Thanks guys.
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