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Old 11-22-09, 08:04 PM   #1
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old bike shimano shifter

Hello everyone my bicycle's shifter recently broke The shifter has the brake lever integrated and is a 7 speed The name on the shifter is Shimano STX RC and the model number is ST-MC33, this is an old model and my bike is also old but in really good shape, i am trying to get this part however it has been discontinued. so like i said its a Shimano STX RC (ST-MC33) 3-speed shifter/brake lever and its a 7 speed... thanks for your help in advanced
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Old 11-22-09, 10:21 PM   #2
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And what would you like to do about your broken shifter? Find an exact replacement? A workable replacement? Low budget? Unlimited budget? Don't keep us guessing...
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Old 11-23-09, 12:59 AM   #3
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Hi car,



Exactly what part broke on your shifter? I might be able to help, as I have a 20 year old Fisher that's also in really good condition like your bike is...





It also had Shimano 7 speed rear and triple front integrated thumb shifters which I replaced with Shimano friction downtube shifters...





If you can describe what's broken. I might have what you need. If you can also post a pic of your broken shifter, that would help, too.



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Old 11-23-09, 06:41 AM   #4
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yeah my shifter just felt apart. literaly its housing was mase of plastic and little by little it started breaking apart until it just fell apart i want something similar , not too pricy i just want to know would any shimano 3 speed shifter do the work??? i was looking at this
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...x?SSAID=220445 can this be the solution??? thsnks for all your help i really do appreciated... thanks again....
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There are shifters available form your LBS. While not exactly the same these will work very well. One p/n is Shimano ST-EF50 for Cantilever brakes.
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oldpedalpusher are you being sarcastic? I do like that fisher though it is HooKooEKoo?


as for the OP shifter issues post us a pic. you may have to go ebay shopping for a new shifter/brake lever combo. I had to do that int he spring and I somethimes surf looing for a JIC spare set. can you post a pic? your shifters have thumb and index finger lever under the bar correct?
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So is this a road bike of a mountain bike? If it is a mountain bike there are a lot of inexpensive and decent quality options -- if it is a road bike you will be stuck in the ebay/used market.
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oldpedalpusher are you being sarcastic? I do like that fisher though it is HooKooEKoo?
Not at all...
I've only owned one bike at a time. (until just recently getting a 35 year old road bike). That old Fisher has been my only daily bike transportation for over 20 years. It's an Ascent... the cheapest Taiwan made frame Fisher that cost about $200 in 1988. I love this bike. It's incredibly comfortable even on long rides and has carried me thousands of happy miles.


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