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Old 02-01-11, 08:31 PM   #1
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Shimano RSX Brakes

Does anyone here know where I could buy shimano rsx brake calipers other than e-bay?
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Old 02-01-11, 08:58 PM   #2
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Out of curiosity, why do you want RSX brakes specifically?
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As far as I know, the RSX calipers were only produced for 8-sp RSX groups, in a satin-finish dual pivot.
Every 7-sp RSX group I've come across (and I buy 'em if I can afford it) had Exage calipers.

Other than eBay, Velospace, Road Bike Review, and other sales/trade sites, I can't imagine anywhere else.

Maybe try Site Mash and enter RSX. It may come up with CL listings.
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Old 02-02-11, 01:53 AM   #4
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I don't know about the satin-only finish, because I've pictures of them with a shiny chrome finish as well. And tomio, I want these because I just installed 7-speed rsx brifters on my raleigh technium 400, and want matching calipers. Thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 02-02-11, 02:22 AM   #5
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I have a nice satin finished set, cleaned,reconditioned, ready to go. Contact me if interested.

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I think I have a pair too.
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I have a set of the shiny finish ones (not for sale, unfortunately) as part of a almost-complete 7-speed RSX gruppo (don't have the hubs) which were on my replica Mavic Neutral Support bike. The bike's now back to parts, and the frameset will be sold at Westminster. I always thought they were fairly common.
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As far as I know, the RSX calipers were only produced for 8-sp RSX groups, in a satin-finish dual pivot.
Every 7-sp RSX group I've come across (and I buy 'em if I can afford it) had Exage calipers.

Other than eBay, Velospace, Road Bike Review, and other sales/trade sites, I can't imagine anywhere else.

Maybe try Site Mash and enter RSX. It may come up with CL listings.
My family has two 7s RSX bikes with RSX brakes, FWIW. Bought new and unmodified. RX100 FD, RSX RD long cage for triple.
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I too have rsx brakes from a 7sp group.
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I also have RSX brakes that came with a 7s group. (not for sale though)
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It looks like everybody and everybody's brother has a set of RSX calipers...
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It looks like everybody and everybody's brother has a set of RSX calipers...
Now that the thread is in C&V, yep, everyone!

RSX STIs shift very well IMO even when mated with a long cage RD, better than modern tiagra or sora. Probably on the level of 105.
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RSX STIs shift very well IMO even when mated with a long cage RD, better than modern tiagra or sora. Probably on the level of 105.
+1. I have them and also tricolor STI's of the same vintage and they are nearly identical in both form and function. Though I think they are identical to the 105 of similar vintage.
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I've got a set, in use with a set of RSX shifters, but I bought them separately.
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I'll join in - I have a pair.

I agree, RSX is good stuff. I have some that I ride on my commuter.
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I ended up finding a pair...what is the difference between the rear derailleurs with the blue RSX lettering and the black RSX lettering? Was it just a difference in the year it was produced? Or was there a different shifting range (7 or 8 speed)? Thanks for the help. I'm really trying to get this group together.
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My RSX 7-sp stuff had the blue letters.
My RSX 8-sp stuff had the black letters.

I'm glad to see that 7-sp RSX groups came with calipers, which I'd not seen.
LBS has a bike, my size, lugged Lemond, with an RSX 7-sp group.
I need to check the calipers and the tubing, may be worth a 2nd look.
He wants $319.99
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Thank you for the info Robbie
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