and some days you get the bear.
Just got my new set of budget bike brifters in the mail from an Ebay seller. Shimano has updated SORA to 9 speed. The left shifter is 2/3 with trim and both shifters have a built in gear indicator. The down shift button on the side is still there but seems to be slanted downward with a distinct campy flavor. Best part, new in the box with cables and hardware for $90. (this is less than half of msrp) Those rebuilding bikes on a budget could do worse than this. I won't fill the forum with pics as there are ample views at Shimano and several sellers.