DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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Get prepared to drop serious $$ into that shifter. 7 speed STI are obsolete, although Shimano just announced they will be reintroducing one (thats good news). Shimano STI shifters die, they can be rebuilt at a cost, who is going to do the work?
If everything worked well, its a deal.
If those shifters are original, then the bike is newer than 1990/1991. Those years, the Sirrus had DT shifters.
If it is a deal, then no way its going to still be around Thursday, if it is for sale publicly (Craigs List).
Super small size brings a premium, so if you need a bike that small, I would be looking at it NOW.
DOA Shimano integrated shifters come up all of the time. Do a search of the mechanics forum to learn more. Sometimes, a simple flushing out and they are back in business, other times, a complete rebuild or replacement is the answer.
Last edited by wrk101; 03-19-12 at 08:23 PM.