I had my 9 speed Dura ace rightside (rear) barcan die on me this week. Lost its ability to click and the outer band broke and fell off. Also would not access 3 largest cogs even in friction mode. Disappointing...only a couple of thousand miles on it! Has anyone had any luck repairing these units? They look sealed! I found a replacement, but would love to fix and have a spare.
Also, I considered switching to STI levers, but I didn't want to deal with the expense and replacing all of the cables right now...maybe in the future. I have a early nineties Deore triple and it is not easy to shift to large chainring, so I'm a bit skeptical about an indexed STI front lever. Anyone have any experience with this combo?