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    Techdocs.shimano.com redesigned, purged

    Apparently Shimano has retired the old "techdocs" website, replacing it with the new si.shimano.com site. While I like the new visual design, they've removed some information. It looks like "si" basically drops information about older parts. Want the service info/installation flyer for that clean set of Ultegra 8s bar-end shifters you found on eBay? Nope. The Octalink BB you bought from Niagara last week? Gone.

    Grrr.

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    Hope someone anticipated this and Hosted the old PDF's..

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    It's been like that for a few months now, if you have Ultegra 8 speed bar end shifters (6480), they weren't on the old site (the old site had from 6500/9 speed up, which the new site does as well), and if you got a Octalink BB last week from Niagara, you would have got a hard copy, and you just need to search for the ES** number of the BB, that info is still there.

    All the info that was on the old site is still there, + a lot more, although it isn't quite as quick/easy to find some of it as it was on the old site.

    Edit, the 8 speed Ultegra info is still there, just harder to find, search SL-BS64 as it turned into a non-series part

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    I wish they hadn't.... grr... All my links are broken now.

    I think this a direct link to the 8-speed bar-con page:
    http://si.shimano.com/php/download.p...-BS64-1184.pdf

    Does that work for y'all?
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    I've been able to find what I need on the wayback-machine internet archive.org.

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    That may explain why I couldn't find any docs on the 10spd DI2 Ultegra I got in late '13 at Shimano.com Never had any problem in the past, was able to find it by google-25-30 pages in pdf that
    was printable and pertinent, but from somewhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
    I wish they hadn't.... grr... All my links are broken now.

    I think this a direct link to the 8-speed bar-con page:
    http://si.shimano.com/php/download.p...-BS64-1184.pdf

    Does that work for y'all?
    Yes, it downloads the PDF directly.

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    This looks utterly insane to me. If they'd want to do anything it would be add information, not subtract it. I'd even want more information on the tiny differences between Deore and Deore LX derailleurs. It may be found elsewhere on the net, but I never saw detailed information on their technical documents web site. This makes no sense to me. I also wish more web sites had replacement parts for damaged components.
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    Paul Lange & Co Bikeparts & more has everything I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hybridbkrdr View Post
    This looks utterly insane to me. If they'd want to do anything it would be add information, not subtract it.
    They have added much more than was easily accessible with the old Tech Docs. The dealer manuals (DM) which were hard to find under the old tech docs are in the same place as the exploded views(EV) Safety information (SI) and user manuals (UM), and there is far more in the DM's than the UM's.

    Haven't found anything missing so far, at present it can be confusing, but give it a year, and it will be second nature to use the new system.

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