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Old 03-31-21, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by danders View Post
Yes it seems to skip a detent and double shift, and lever seems to have greater movement on double shifts.
It lines up fine on the gears it selects. New setup so no bent hangers etc. Lower gearing for the Vaya.
Sounds like Shimano intends these to be non serviceable? Nice business model.
Welcome to the future of things. The bike industry has been tipping toward this model for decades. IMO the biggie motivation is us, the consumer. We eat up "newest and bestest" stuff and discount the value of last year's bestest. After a few years the LBS segment learned to stop buying the small internal wear prone parts in many cases. The factories reduced their production of too slow moving repair parts. It's a cycle with no real beginning or end point but it feeds on it's self just the same.

What to do about it? Stop buying the latest stuff. Sure... Andy
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