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Old 07-06-18, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by hokiefyd View Post
I own three sets ST-EF51 brake/shift levers (one 3x8 and two 3x7). I'm pretty familiar with them and like their feel and performance (and value!). The shifters in the picture generally look legit to me, save for one detail. See the two screws retaining the plastic cover on the 3-speed shifter (on the right side of the photo)? They have rounded heads, which is consistent with each of mine. However, look at the 8-speed shifter, on the left side of the photo. The screws appear to have flat heads, which would not be correct for these shifters. It could just be the lighting or angle of the photo, but that's about the only thing that would raise my eyebrows.

The plastic on the shift levers looks correct, they both have silver brake cable barrel adjusters, and only the 3-speed shifter has the shift cable barrel adjuster. The 8-speed shifter has little nubs that make it seem like a barrel adjuster could or should be there, but it's not there from the factory. On the underside, you should see a small decal with the Shimano logo, an ST-EF51 marking, and a 22
Yes, but the photo isn't of the one he received, it is from the listing he bought it from. They very well could have use a picture of a legitimate shifter in the listing.
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