Mmmmkay, brought the bike to a bike shop cos the rear derailleur won't downshift. They said I need new shifters and they cheapest ones they sell are Shimano Ultegras to the tune of $250. Ouch! They said that the Shimano RSX shifters aren't made to be repaired and if they break you gotta replace 'em. Meanwhile, I only paid a few hundred bucks for the bike used 8 years ago.
Why do they cost so much? Are these not just a couple of metal levers that go on the handlebars? Isn't there a cheaper option? Why in the world should I buy more Shimano stuff when it costs a fortune to replace and they can't be repaired?